A 19-year-old Revere man was shot and killed in Boston Tuesday, and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today called on the public to give the man’s murder the same public outpouring that greeted the death of Amy E. Lord.
Conley identified the victim as Joseph Morante, who was shot during an apparent robbery at 1:30 p.m. while Morante was in the 1000 block of Tremont Street in the South End on Wednesday. No arrests have been made by Boston police, Conley said.Conley said Morante was working at a cellphone store at the time.
“His name was Joseph Morante, he was just 19 years old, and his death, too, is an unimaginable tragedy for his family, friends, and loved ones,’’ Conley told reporters, while also announcing that Edwin J. Alemany is now charged with murdering Lord.
“Police and prosecutors have been working all night on that case, bringing every possible resource to bear in the search for his killer,’’ Conley continued. “His case deserves the same outpouring of public support we received in Amy’s, and I want to urge anyone who has information on that case to share it with us, even anonymously if need be.’’
He added, “He, too, deserves nothing less than our city’s best efforts.’’
Lord was kidnapped from her South Boston apartment shortly before 6 a.m. on July 23, beaten in the vestibule of her building and then forced to drive to five ATMs in Boston before being murdered, allegedly by Alemany. Her body was found later that day in the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.
Relatives at Morante’s home in Revere today were overcome with grief and declined comment.