SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A trial of a man charged with the first homicide in a Massachusetts town in nearly a decade has started.
The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2vgbMdI ) reports that the jury in the trial of 20-year-old Jorge Concepcion-Pesquera was scheduled to visit the scene of the shooting in Ludlow on Thursday. That was to be followed by opening statements.
Concepcion-Pesquera is charged with murder in the March 2016 shooting of Larry Santiago, who was shot multiple times as he sat inside a vehicle outside a bar.
Police say the victim and suspect knew each other but have not disclosed a motive.
It was Ludlow’s first homicide since 2007.
Concepcion-Pesquera disappeared after the shooting but turned himself in in New York City about a week later.
His attorney says it’s a case of mistaken identity.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/