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Two arraigned in Framingham double shooting

Posted by John Swinconeck  July 29, 2013 02:03 PM

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Two suspects were arraigned Monday in Framingham District Court in connection with a double shooting Saturday that left one young man dead and another injured.

The two defendants face upgraded charges following the death of Shawn White, 20, of Framingham, who died Sunday from his injuries, according to the Middlesex district attorney's office.

Both pleaded not guilty.

Christian Castro-Lainez, 18, of Worcester, is being held without bail on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and misleading investigators, the DA's office said in a statement. His next court date is Aug. 16 for status hearing.

Castro-Lainez's girlfriend, Margaret Desrosiers, 17, of Framingham, was held on $1 million bail on charges of being an accessory after the fact to murder, being an accessory after the fact to armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and misleading investigators. Her next court date is August 16 for bail hearing.

“These two defendants attempted to thwart the investigation by lying to authorities and falsely implicating another man,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. “The reckless and horrific action of these defendants in not only allegedly committing this horrible crime, but attempting to implicate someone else is truly disturbing. Thanks to the thorough work of local and state police, authorities unraveled this lie and have charged these two defendants.”

According to the District Attorney, Framingham Police responded to Hollis Street in Framingham for a report of a shooting at about 1:45 a.m. July 27. When officers arrived they learned that two males had been transported to nearby hospitals.

White suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Tufts Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on July 28. The second victim, a 21-year-old male also from Framingham, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He was treated and released.

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