Three months after a teenager was gunned down in a car in Stoughton, Massachusetts, two more people have been arrested in the deadly shooting, prosecutors said Friday, bringing the number of people accused in the murder case to three.
The arrests come after a grand jury handed down several indictments, with more expected to come in the shooting of 17-year-old Christian Vines, who was found mortally wounded in a car at a Stoughton apartment complex on the afternoon of July 21.
Another 17-year-old, Jaylen Wallace, was indicted on a murder charge by a Norfolk County Grand Jury on Thursday, the Norfolk District Attorney's Office said in a statement Friday.
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Indicted as accessories to murder Thursday were two adults, 22-year-old Tyleke Curry of Stoughton and 19-year-old Alyssa Joyette of Brockton, prosecutors said. Curry and Joyette were taken into custody Friday at a home in Stoughton by local and state police.
Curry and Joyette both entered not guilty pleas Friday afternoon in Norfolk Superior Court. Bail was set at $2,500 for Curry. Should he post bail, he will be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and ordered to stay away from the victim's family and Joyette.
Joyette was released on personal recognizance. She was ordered to have no contact with Vines' family or Curry.
Both Joyette and Curry, if he posts bail, must abide b a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, prosecutors said. They are due back in Norfolk Superior Court Jan. 20, 2021 for pre-trial conference.
Wallace was arrested Aug. 14 and has previously pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Stoughton District Court. The grand jury indictment moves his case to the superior court; prosecutors haven't yet set a date for him to be arraigned again. He remains in custody.
After Vines was shot, his mother Annette said her son was days away from graduating high school, where he played basketball.
"I love my son," said his mother. "He was going to graduate Aug. 8 from Avon High School. I can't believe he's gone."
Witnesses told officers that two people ran from the scene on foot, police have said. Residents guided officers to the car where the victim was found.
Prosecutors said Friday they expect more indictments to be handed down from the grand jury.