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Taunton man convicted of murder in Fall River court



A 23-year-old Taunton man was convicted this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court of the Second Degree Murder of Gordon Weekes, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

The jury returned its verdict shortly after 2 pm today after a week-long trial, which concluded yesterday. The defendant, Miguel Marrero, was convicted of Second Degree Murder, Carrying an Illegal Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Superior Court Judge Sharon Donatelle has scheduled sentencing for Friday, October 11th.

Marrero was convicted of firing six shots at the victim during an altercation in front of the Fifth Avenue Apartments on the morning of March 24, 2016. The victim, a Taunton resident, was struck once in the chest, once in the buttocks and twice in the back as he tried to run away. Friends of the victim rushed him to Morton Hospital in a private vehicle, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The defendant was arrested on the day after the slaying in Roxbury.

The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Karen O’Sullivan and Assistant District Attorney Jeanne Veenstra.

“I am very pleased the jury held the defendant accountable for this brazen shooting in broad daylight,” District Attorney Quinn said.

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