A Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments yesterday against the two men charged with the Murder of 14 year old Nicholas Fomby-Smith on May 30, 2010. As reported in the Boston Criminal Lawyer’s Blog on June 1, 2010, Boston Police and Suffolk County prosecutors allege that Crisostomo Lopes, 20, and Joshua Fernandes, 16, attacked Fomby-Davis while he was riding his scooter.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Lopes pulled Fomby-Davis off his scooter and held him down while Fernandes shot him in the chest. Despite being only 16 years old, Fernandes will be tried for Murder as an adult in Suffolk Superior Court. Massachusetts state law permits defendants ages 14 and older who are charged with Murder to be tried as an adult.
Fernandes has also been indicted with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and both defendants are currently held without bail.
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