The third and ultimate defendant within the 2016 homicide of Omar Wilfredo Reyes has been discovered responsible.
A Middlesex Superior Court jury on Monday discovered Rigoberto Landaverde-Lemus, 28, of Everett, responsible of first-degree homicide for his position within the capturing of 19-year-old Reyes, of Everett. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 23.
Everett Police responded about twenty minutes after midnight Jan. 3, 2016, to the bike path beneath the Tileston Street Bridge, the place they discovered Reyes affected by a bullet to the top straight beneath a graffiti tag for the gang MS-13. Music might nonetheless be heard enjoying from his headphones when he was found by passersby, in line with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.
He was pronounced useless the following day at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Within the month, two Everett teenagers — each 17 years outdated on the time — have been discovered and arrested with the assist of native police, the Herald reported on the time. Jose Vasquez Ardon was arrested Jan. 30 that 12 months in Revere, and Cristian Nunez-Flores was arrested the identical day in Malden.
An investigation carried out by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the district legal professional’s workplace and Everett Police discovered that Ardon had texted Reyes the day prior to this, asking him to fulfill. Ardon arrived on the underpass with Nunez-Flores and Landaverde-Lemus.
Surveillance video confirmed the sufferer, Reyes, strolling to fulfill the opposite three males, who then all walked towards the bike path off West Street. About seven and a half minutes later, the three killers are seen strolling towards Main Street with out their sufferer.
A search of Ardon’s house uncovered clothes hidden within the basement ceiling rafters the place every defendant’s DNA was discovered on separate gadgets. Gunshot residue was present in a pocket of the clothes containing Landaverde-Lemus’ DNA.
Nunez-Flores was discovered responsible of second-degree homicide on June 15, 2018. Ardon was discovered responsible of first-degree homicide on March 26, 2019.