The two men convicted of murdering a rival gang member in Jamaica Plain while he shoveled snow in 2015 received life terms with the possibility of parole on Monday. On Dec. 1 a Suffolk County jury found Donte Henley, 26, and Josiah Zachery, 20, guilty of second-degree murder of Kenny Lamour, 21, which occurred by the rotary that connects the Arborway and Centre Street. Zachary was also convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon for shooting at, but not hitting, a Boston Police officer who pursued him during a foot chase. Judge Peter Lauriat sentenced each to life in prison with the possibility of parole after a minimum of 20 years, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley's office. Zachery was ordered to serve an additional four to five years in prison, which will be served after he has completed the sentence on his murder conviction.
Two men were convicted on Nov. 30 for a brazen daylight murder in 2015 of a rival gang member while he shoveled snow in Jamaica Plain for a non-profit company crew. Donte Henley, 26, and Josiah Zachery, 20, were convicted of second-degree murder of Kenny Lamour, 21, which occurred by the rotary that connects the Arborway and Centre Street. Zachary was also convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon for shooting at, but not hitting, a Boston Police officer who pursued him during a foot chase. Both defendants could face life terms when Judge Peter Lauriat sentences them on Dec.
Boston Police confirm that the name of the man who was shot dead outside 7-Eleven on Centre Street was Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of Boston. Kelly was killed early Saturday morning, Aug. 27. His death was one of four overnight shooting incidents reported in the city. Police say they received a call for a person having been shot near 454 Centre St.
The last time Phillip Carrington stood trial in the death of Celestine Walker, the jury couldn't reach a verdict. But on Tuesday a jury found the 51-year-old guilty of murder. Walker, 45 when she died, was found dead in her JP apartment in May 2013. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said those who loved Walker received "some measure of justice" from the decision. "This verdict won’t return Celestine to their arms," Conley said in a press statement, "but I hope they can take satisfaction in the knowledge that this jury saw her death for what it was – a crime of deadly domestic violence for which her abuser will be held accountable."
UPDATE: Charles Reddicks has been sentenced to life in prison. ~~~
Going on four years ago, police swarmed Hyde Park Avenue near Ukraine Way as they investigated what turned out to be the killing of Mariano Malave, 25. On Friday, a Dorchester man is scheduled to be sentenced in the shooting, which stemmed from a marijuana buy gone bad. A jury convicted Charles Reddicks, now 21, of second-degree murder on Thursday, according to the the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. Reddicks was 18 on April 27, 2012, when he went to Malave's apartment at 132 Hyde Park Ave.
Boston Police have released the name of the man fatally shot in Hyde Square on Friday. Police were called to the area of Centre and Wyman just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of two people having been shot, according to spokespersons for the police. Police found two victims in the city parking lot in the mid-300 block of Centre. That's across the street from the former Blessed Sacrament Church. While one man, still unnamed by police, was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center, one man was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
Boston Police confirm that one of the people shot Friday in Hyde Square is dead. Police were called to the area of Centre and Wyman just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of two people having been shot, according to spokespersons for the police. Officer Rachel McGuire later confirmed that one of the victims died. The other person has "life-threatening injuries" and was being treated at Boston Medical Center, McGuire said. For hours after the shooting nearby streets were blocked off as police investigated.
Prosecutors say the men behind the brazen daytime murder of a snow shoveling crew member on Centre Street organized the hit via text message. On Monday, the men charged in the Feb. 11 murder of 21-year-old Kenny Lamour both pleaded not guilty. A judge denied bail to Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and Josiah Zachery, 18, of Hyde Park, according to the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. During Monday's arraignment, prosecutors argued that Lamour and Henley were working on a snow shoveling detail organized by Roca Inc. despite that organization's knowledge that the two were members of rival gangs.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office released key details Friday in their theory of how Kenny Lamour wound up shot dead on Centre Street two weeks ago. During the arraignment of Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston on a murder charge in the broad daylight killing on busy Centre Street, prosecutors argued Henley was working alongside Lamour doing community-service snow shoveling. Henley allegedly texted and called Josiash Zachery, 18, and told him to come to where the Roca Inc. crew was working, between Murray Circle and the Monument — and to bring a gun. Prosecutors claim Henley described what Lamour was wearing. "Mr. Henley called in the hit," Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum told West Roxbury Municipal Court on Friday.
Boston Police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of Kenny Lamour. The Hyde Park man was gunned down Feb. 11 at 891 Centre St. as he shoveled snow in a community service program. On Thursday, the police fugitive unit arrested Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and charged him with murder.