This press release was provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's office
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today that Cristian Castro-Lainez, 18, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and misleading investigators in connection with a double shooting on July 27, 2013 in Framingham that killed one man and injured another man.
An arraignment date in Middlesex Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.
A second defendant in this case, Margaret Desrosiers, 17, of Framingham, has been charged with 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 September 20, 2013 in Framingham District Court for a probable cause hearing.
According to authorities, at approximately 1:45 a.m. July 27, 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. Shawn White, 20, of Framingham, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Tufts Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on July 28, 2013. 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.
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 and the two victims, it is alleged that Castro-Lainez came out to the street and a fight broke out among Castro-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 Castro-Lainez shot the victims.
It is alleged that during the course of the investigation, both Castro-Lainez and Desrosiers misled authorities to believe that another party was responsible for the shootings. Police determined that that person was not involved in this crime.
Through the investigation, including interviews with witnesses and review of evidence at the scene, authorities developed sufficient 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.