The 34-year-old Chelsea man accused of driving to Mattapan on a Sunday morning in January and gunning down 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence will proceed to be held with out bail following his indictment in Superior Court.
Csean Skerritt, 34, appeared within the Suffolk Superior Court dock 5 days after a Suffolk County grand jury indicted him on March 9 on prices of homicide within the first diploma, possession of a firearm with out a license, possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm.
The firearms prices are elevated in severity because of a reasonably intensive prison document and their having been subsequent offenses. Skerritt pleaded not responsible to every cost.
Skerritt is accused of murdering 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence earlier than midday on Jan. 29, a slaying capping off a horrific first month to the brand new yr that started with the disappearance — and subsequent homicide investigation — of Ana Walshe, of Cohasset; after which the tragedy out of Duxbury the place mom Lindsay Clancy is accused of strangling her three children to loss of life.
As prosecutor Higgins tells it, Skerritt drove from his house round Beacon Place in Chelsea all the way down to Mattapan in his black Infiniti SUV, parking and strolling towards the intersection of Fremont and Babson streets. Lawrence was strolling in the other way when, Higgins mentioned, the primary shot rang out at 11:31:04 a.m. All 5 pictures hit their goal and proof like stippling — the tattooing of unburned powder across the gunshot wound — signifies every shot was fired at shut vary.
“There is no connection between this defendant and Tyler Lawrence,” Higgins mentioned final month when Skerritt was first introduced up on the fees in municipal courtroom in Dorchester. She indicated no proof in Superior Court that this conclusion had modified.
Higgins, in arguing for no bail, outlined Skerritt’s intensive prison historical past.
That prison historical past, in accordance with the indictment, contains: a June 14, 2005 conviction in Middlesex Juvenile Court for assault and battery by way of a weapon, knife; a Sept. 15, 2008, conviction in Plymouth District Court for assault and battery on a public worker; a July 6, 2011, conviction in Suffolk Superior for possession of a firearm with out a license; an Oct. 19, 2011 Boston Municipal Court conviction for assault and battery; and a Jan. 9, 2017, conviction in Suffolk Superior for possession of a firearm with out a license, second offense.
Higgins argued that this intensive prison conviction historical past, a historical past of probation violations, an ongoing federal courtroom case for which he’s already being held and the energy of the proof in opposition to him on this case is grounds that he proceed to be held with out bail.
Defense lawyer David Leon, an appointed lawyer, requested that any bail order be made with out prejudice as he had not been in a position to evaluate no matter proof the commonwealth had and want to make a bail argument later after reviewing the supplies.
Magistrate Stacey Pichardo agreed to each requests — Skerritt is to be held with no bail in an order set with out prejudice, that means it may be amended at a future date.
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