Thursday, December 30, 2010

Baby Shower Murder Suspect Expected In Court Today

BROCKTON--A 20-year-old Brockton man will be arraigned today, Thursday Dec. 30 in Brockton District Court and will be charged with the 2008 shooting that killed one teenager and wounded two others who were attending a baby shower.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in a prepared statement issued earlier today Darryene Ware, 20, of Brockton will face murder charges in the killing of 16-year-old Chantel Matiyosus, who was shot death April 25, 2008 outside of a house at 25 Addison Ave., where she attended a baby shower with friends and family.
Cruz praised investigators for their hard work and determination and said the streets of Brockton are safer because of Ware's arrest.
He said the investigation is still ongoing.
"This investigation will continue until we identify and bring to justice any other persons who assisted in the planning or carrying out of this brutal crime that resulted in such a tragic and senseless loss of a young life," Cruz said in the statement.
After a 20-month investigation by the Plymouth County State Police Detectives Unit, Brockton Police Department and DA's Office, investigators received an arrest warrant for Ware Wednesday afternoon and he will be arraigned in Brockton District Court on the charges today.
Investigators said Ware was tipped off via phone by a friend that a person he was having a "heated and ongoing dispute" with was at the baby shower.
Investigators alleged Ware and one or more co-conspirators calling themselves "D Block" for the Denton Street area of Brockton, showed up the Addison Avenue baby shower at about 11 p.m. April 25, 2008 and opened fire with multiple semiautomatic handguns at a crowd standing outside in front of the apartment where the baby shower was being held.
Investigators said the shooting was allegedly done to shoot and kill several young men in a rival group from the Ames Street area who were attending the baby shower.
Police said 16-year-old Chantel Matiyosus, one of three victimes of the shooting, was standing near the driveway when the guns exploded.
She was wounded in the head and abdomen. She was raced to Brockton Hospital were she died around midnight from her wounds.
A male victim, Peter Johnson, was shot in the leg and another female, Arianna Santos, had a bullet go through her hand.

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