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Fall River man returns to Massachusetts to be arraigned on murder charges

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The 24-year-old Fall River man charged with murder for the June 2 homicide of Adilson Neves in New Bedford waived rendition in North Carolina and has been returned to Massachusetts. The defendant will be arraigned this morning in New Bedford District Court.

Daquan Blanchard, 24, is charged with murder and carrying an illegal firearm.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Blanchard was taken into custody in Greenville, NC on June 15. The apprehension was made by US Marshalls, who were acting on intelligence developed by District Attorney Quinn’s State Police Detective Unit, New Bedford Police and the state police’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. The defendant was found hiding in a closet inside a home.

A co-defendant in the case, Cheyanne Miranda, 31, was arrested in Fall River earlier this month by members of District Attorney Quinn’s Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit and New Bedford Police. Ms. Miranda has been a New Bedford resident most of her life, but very recently moved to Fall River. She is charged with being an Accessory to Murder-After the Fact.

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Homicide Unit prosecutors and New Bedford Police continue to investigate the homicide.

At approximately 3:12 p.m. on June 2, New Bedford Police responded to 911 calls reporting a shooting outside of 67 David Street. When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, later identified as Adilson Neves, 36, of New Bedford, was rushed to Saint Luke’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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