Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Apparent Homicide Near Oak Square; Suspect to be Charged With Murder

Boston Police report an apparent homicide in Brighton at 73 Nonantum Street, just up the hill from Oak Square:
About 2:31 pm today, officers from District D-14 (Allston and Brighton) responded to 73 Nonantum St. to investigate a report of a deceased individual inside that location.

On arrival, officers were directed to a specific apartment. Inside that apartment, officers located the body of a 56 year-old white female, believed to be the victim of an apparent homicide suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect of that homicide, who was still on scene, was placed under arrest and transported to the district station for booking.

The suspect has been identified as Louis A. Marquez, 26, of Brighton. He has been booked and charged with Murder and will be arraigned at Brighton District Court tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and suspect were acquainted with each other. This incident remains under investigation and the suspect’s apartment has been frozen pending the issuance of a search warrant.
The Boston Globe has reported that the suspect is blind. Booking photo from WBZ. (UPDATE: full Boston Globe story. Boston Herald story.)

BPD crime statistics for January 1 - June 1, 2008 indicate 25 homicides in the City of Boston and none since then; this apparent homicide thus marks the 26th for the year. As of June 1, there had been one more homicide in the city this year than at the same time last year.

UPDATE (Wednesday morning): House on Nonantum Street still taped off, two police cruisers parked there, presumably gathering evidence. Several news crews at Brighton Municipal Courthouse, presumably for his arraignment and "live at noon" coverage.

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