Two men have been charged in connection with the Boston Murders of Billie Kee and her boyfriend, Kevin Thomas, that occurred in Hyde Park in July.
Michael T. Corbin and Earl Fulgiam, are both expected to be arraigned on two First Degree Murder Charges as soon as today in the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court.
According to the Boston Police Department, Billie Kee and Kevin Thomas were murdered inside their Hyde Park apartment this past July. Police had initially represented that witnesses had seen 4 people leave the apartment and that they had dropped guns as they ran away. They also additionally first said that they believed the murders were "drug involved", yet did not offer any specific details as to any potential motive.
At this time, it's unclear what exactly led police to focus their investigation on Michael T. Corbin and Earl Fulgiam. One might assume that fingerprints were recovered on the guns found at the scene, though it is actually very difficult to recover fingerprints off of firearms. In fact, in the majority of cases, the Boston Police Crime Lab Unit is unable to recover sufficient ridge detail so as to link any potential fingerprints to any one person.
Without identifiable fingerprints on the alleged murder weapon, then, it would arguably be difficult to establish the either one of these two men pulled the trigger, even if the government can establish that they were present in the apartment...particularly if witnesses reported seeing 4 men leaving...