A Brockton man is being held with out bail after allegedly killing his 14-year-old son and wounding his 39-year-old girlfriend in a double taking pictures at their metropolis rental early Tuesday morning, in keeping with authorities.
Justelino Resende, 38, pleaded not responsible to 1 depend every of homicide and possession of a firearm and two counts of assault with try to homicide throughout an arraignment in Brockton District Court.
The teenager, who authorities recognized as Nehemiah Cepeda, died from obvious gunshot wounds after being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, roughly 4 miles away from the scene of the taking pictures on Tribou Street.
Cepeda’s mom, Felicia Cepeda Williams, was taken to Boston Medical Center the place she remained in care as of 4:30 p.m., in keeping with the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office.
Nehemiah Cepeda was a ninth-grade pupil at Brockton Therapeutic Day School, metropolis public faculties Superintendent Mike Thomas mentioned in a press release. Cepeda’s classmates obtained social-emotional assist from college counselors all through the day, he mentioned.
“I want to thank our staff members for all of the love and support they showed to our students today,” Thomas mentioned. “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and loved ones as they process this unthinkable loss.”
Prosecutors throughout Tuesday’s arraignment mentioned the victims had been hiding collectively inside a closet of their Tribou Street rental when Resende began taking pictures. They mentioned Resende left the rental earlier Monday night time with private belongings earlier than returning with a gun a number of hours later.
“You have a young 14-year-old boy today who should be in school and instead, we’re left looking for why,” District Attorney Tim Cruz instructed reporters at Brockton District Court. “Why does this happen? How did this happen? How does a young boy who goes to bed last night get killed? So we need to make sure we do our job and get justice for him and for his family.”
Brockton police in collaboration with state police developed info throughout the early phases of the continuing investigation that Resende was the suspect. Brockton police discovered Resende at 229 Grafton St., the place he was taken into custody, simply over a half mile away from the rental.
Resende is subsequent scheduled to seem in court docket on April 27.