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Two arrested in Framingham double shooting

Posted by Your Town  July 27, 2013 07:56 PM

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The following is a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

WOBURN— A man and woman were arrested today in connection with a Framingham double shooting that gravely injured one man and seriously injured another after both defendants allegedly lied to investigators falsely implicating another person for having a role in the shooting, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl announced today.

Christian Casto-Lainez, 18, of Worcester, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder (two counts), unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and misleading investigators. His girlfriend, Margaret Desrosiers, 17, of Framingham, was charged with being an accessory to armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and misleading investigators.

Both defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Monday in Framingham District Court.

According to authorities, at approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, Framingham Police responded to Hollis Street in Framingham for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived they learned that two males had been transported to nearby hospitals. A 20-year-old male from Framingham suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he is on life support. 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 where he is in stable condition.

Framingham Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

The investigation revealed that the two victims went to the residence on Hollis Street to see Desrosiers. Following an interaction with Desrosiers, it is alleged that Casto-Lainez came out to the street and a fight broke out among Casto-Lainez and the two victims. The fight ended and the victims got into their car to drive away, as which point it is alleged that Casto-Laniez shot the victims.

It is alleged that during the course of the investigation, both Casto-Lainez and Desrosiers misled authorities to believe that another party was responsible for the shootings. Following a thorough investigation by police, it was determined that that person was not involved in this crime and that the defendants had lied to police.

Through the investigation, including interviews with witnesses and review of evidence at the scene, authorities determined probable cause to charge the two defendants.

These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutors assigned to the case are Assistant District Attorneys Joseph Gentile and Darina Belot. The Victim Witness Advocate is Susie Marshall.

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