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Three 20+ year-olds from Massachusetts indicted in murder of 16-year-old Liedson Monteiro-Terry

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A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted three men in connection with the September, 2021 murder of a 16-year-old male, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

This week, a Plymouth County grand jury returned indictments charging 22-year-old Malik Cotton, 23-year-old Angel Vasquez, and 23-yar-old Angel Colon, with one count of Murder in the death of 16-year-old Liedson Monteiro-Terry. The men will be arraigned in Brockton Superior Court at a later date.

At approximately 1:05 a.m. on September 4, 2021, Shotspotter detected three gunshots in the vicinity of 40 Sprague Street in Brockton. Upon arrival, Brockton Police found a large crowd present and assembled at a party at that address. A male victim was located on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Monteiro-Terry.

Brockton Police contacted Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. Investigators interviewed witnesses on scene, reviewed video surveillance and collected physical evidence. As a result of the investigation, Massachusetts State Police sought and obtained arrest warrants for Cotton, Vasquez, and Colon, and the men were taken into custody.

Two other people have been indicted on charges as a result of the investigation. Alexandria Rodrigues, 21, has been charged with Perjury, and William Houston, 21, has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Accessory Before the Fact.

Assistant District Attorney Jessica Elumba is prosecuting the case, which was investigated Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police.

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  1. Paula Belford

    November 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    I am so glad you caught these men. But, I will be honest and say I just don’t understand where their parents are. Didn’t they teach them anything? I do put blame on many of the parents for not doing their jobs. Parents need to monitor their kids activities, cell phones, laptops, etc. They wanted the kids so it is their responsibility to take care of them.

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