20-year-old Darryene Ware, a Brockton resident, was arraigned on Thursday for Massachusetts murder. He is accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Chantel Matiyosus as she was leaving a baby shower in 2008. According to police. Ware and a number of other people who call themselves “D Block” started shooting at the partygoers.
He was reportedly at odds with one of the shower attendees. Prosecutors say that Ware was aiming at Matiyosus’s boyfriend and that, according to a witness, prior to the shooting Ware organized a meeting to plan the assault. Matiyosus, who sustained bullet wounds to the abdomen and head, was pronounced dead at Brockton hospital. Another victim, a male, sustained a leg injury, while another female, age 14, was shot in the wrist.
Ware has been ordered held without bail. He has prior convictions for witness intimidation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
It was just on New Year’s Day 2008 that Ware’s brother, 19-year-old Markeen Starks, was fatally stabbed. Emmanuel Okoro, then 15, has been convicted of Starks’ Massachusetts second-degree murder. Witnesses say the two males got into a disagreement outside a family party and that is when Starks sustained fatal stab wounds to the neck, chest, shoulders, and face. Okoro will be eligible for parole in 15 years.
Mother of murder victim Chantel Matiyosus says suspect ‘let hate overcome everything’, Patriot Ledger, December 31, 2010
Brockton teen convicted of slaying, Boston Herald, December 30, 2010
Brockton teen shot to death, Wicked Local, April 27, 2010
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