RI Pair Held In Connection With Fall River Murder

FALL RIVER (AP) – Two men have been ordered held without bail on weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rhode Island man in Fall River.

The Bristol District Attorney’s office says 31-year-old Edwards Platts, of Middletown, R.I., was shot in the head on Thursday night while sitting in a car outside the Father Diaferio Village housing development.

Two Fall River men, 28-year-old Charles Mendez and 29-year-old Tacoma Massie, were arraigned Friday in Fall River District Court and ordered held until a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday.

The men were arrested shortly after the shooting. Both were charged with carrying an illegal firearm.

The DA’s office said the homicide investigation remains “very active.”

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  • luztorres

    edwards platts died because police in fall river , mass and the attoney general love charles mendez, charles mendez was the one that drive the getaway car the day osvaldo martinez when with charle, victor morales to rob and kill ARNALDO FLORES.to his sister apartment in december 27, 2009. He run like a bicth. after he was questioned by state troopers and fall river police they let him free . why may be because is the police informant, 2. mass is afraid of him and his gang. why he was so many time arrest and always go back to the street? he went to arnaldo flores and admited driven the get away car. the police have the oportunity to hold him, but no. edward platts is dead. and arnaldo flores is in prision for self defence.

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