Connecticut man to be arraigned in connection with Fall River shooting death



A 22-year-old Willimantic, CT man charged last month with Murder in connection to the December 23, 2023, shooting death of Juan Manuel Batista Castro in Fall River will be arraigned Friday afternoon in Fall River District Court.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Angel Fabian Robles-Nicasio waived rendition Friday morning in Connecticut and has been transported back to Fall River. He will be arraigned Friday on charges of Murder, Carrying an Illegal Firearm, and Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine.

The multi-state investigation has been overseen by Homicide Unit Prosecutors Russ Eonas and Daniel Walsh and was conducted by the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to DA Quinn’s Office, Fall River Police detectives and members of the Willimantic Police Department in Connecticut.

Robles-Nicasio was initially arrested along with 11 other individuals in late January in Connecticut as a result of a long-term investigation by Willimantic Police into a pattern of racketeering and gang activity. He was charged with Corrupt Organization and Racketeering Act and was ordered held on $75,000 bail.

At just after 5:15 p.m. on December 23, 2023, Fall River Police responded to 911 calls regarding a male shot at 326 Bank Street.

When first responders arrived on scene, they located the 44-year-old victim on the porch suffering from a gunshot wound. He was determined by responding EMS personnel to have no viable signs of life and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Daniel Walsh and Russ Eonas.

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