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BOSTON (CBS) – Two Dorchester men convicted of killing a 14-year-old boy riding his scooter back in 2010 were sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports.
Gang members Joshua Fernandes and Crisostomo Lopes were convicted Thursday on charges including first-degree murder for the death of Nicholas Fomby-Davis.
Prosecutors said back in May 2010, Fernandes and Lopes pulled Fomby-Davis off his scooter while he was riding around in Dorchester. They then shot him twice and quickly fled the scene.
On Friday, court officers were on guard as emotions ran high in the courtroom after words were exchanged between the families of the convicted killers and of the victim.
The defendants sat motionless in court as Fomby-Davis’s sister, aunt and father read impact statements on how their senseless acts of violence destroyed their family forever.
“Did you know who he was when you grabbed him off his scooter and held him as a human target and shot him and then fled and left my nephew to take his last breath on the street as if he was a stray dog?” said Angela Fomby, the victim’s aunt. “He had family who loved him. He was gonna be somebody in life, and you guys took all that away from us.”
“And I never had hate in my heart, and you know what, I don’t even hate you now. But, I am so glad justice has been served,” Angela Fomby added.
“Two years older than my son! You should have been showing him how to play basketball or something. But, you only had one intention when you picked up that gun, it is to kill,“ said Nate Davis Jr., the victim’s father.
The victim’s sister also read a letter Fomby-Davis wrote when he was in the eighth grade. She spoke about how he wanted to join the Marine Corps and serve his country. He also had dreams of making the world a better place by bridging the gap between gang members.
Defense attorneys maintain their clients’ innocence and deny any gang involvement.