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Two men with long records charged for murder on Homestead Street in Roxbury in July

Demetrius Bennett

Boston Police report arresting Demetrius Bennett, a Dorchester gang member with a history of drug arrests on Cape Cod for the shooting death of Christian Rivera at 76 Homestead St. in Roxbury on July 7.

Police say they also arrested Adnan Tahlil, who has his own lengthy criminal record, in connection with Rivera's death, on a charge of manslaughter. A third man, Ira Harrison, had been arrested in July on a charge of murder.

Both Bennett, 27 (pictured at right), and Tahlil, 24, were arrested yesterday, police say.

Bennett was arrested on drug charges on Cape Cod in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017, a judge sentenced him to a year in jail, but suspended all but 30 days of that sentence.

Tahlil's record includes a robbery and assault and battery case that went all the way up to the Supreme Judicial Court on an evidence question. Last year, he and two other men were charged with stealing $420,000 in cash in an armed robbery in Roxbury.

Bennett photo via Yarmouth Police Department.

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The world is crazy and those two that killed that innocent men needs to go to jail like that’s crazy these young guys are killing each other and the others is just looking at us like wow the black people is just killin oone another and I just feel bad for the kids for the innocent cause they can’t see there father cause two dumb ass people killed him for what and karma is something I’m telling y’all

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