Jonathan Carvalho, 20, of East Boston, Massachusetts, was arrested in a warrant in Georgia for the Murder of a Chelsea man this past Tuesday.
According to Boston prosecutors, Carvalho allegedly approached Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea this past Tuesday and shot him in the chest multiple times. Currently in George, Carvalho will face rendition proceedings to bring him back to Massachusetts to be arraigned on Murder Charges in Chelsea District Court.
According to the Chelsea Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, no motive has been released to the public, but that the Murder does not appear to be a random act of violence.
Massachusetts Murder Charges:
In Massachusetts, Murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another with malice or in the commission or attempted commission of certain felonies. A breakdown of the various degrees includes:
- Murder committed with deliberate premeditation and malice is Murder in the First Degree;
- Murder committed with extreme atrocity or cruelty and with malice is Murder in the First Degree;
- Felony-Murder is the unlawful killing in the commission or attempted commission of a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of imprisonment for life is also Murder in the First Degree;
- Murder that does not fall into the above categories is Murder in the Second Degree. In other words, the question of whether murder falls into First or Second Degree Murder largely depends on whether the prosecutor is able to prove Malice, Extreme Atrocity or Cruelty, and/or the lack of any Mitigating Circumstances or Self-Defense.
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