MALDEN (CBS) — A third person charged in the January killing of an Everett teen was arraigned Wednesday.
Rigoberto Landaverde-Lemus, 19 of Everett, is charged with murder in the killing of Omar Wilfredo Reyes. He was ordered held without bail.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Dunigan said authorities were able to link him to the crime after he was arrested in June for possession of a loaded firearm in Chelsea. He has been held on $10,000 bail since then.
Fingerprints taken after his arrest matched those found after the murder, Dunigan said.
There was a DNA match as well.
He hid from cameras and listened to a Spanish interpreter during his arraignment in Malden District Court Wednesday afternoon.
Two other Everett teens, Jose Vasquez Ardon, 17, and Cristian Nunez-Flores, 18, were held without bail in Reyes’s murder. They were arrested back in January.
According to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office, evidence links Ardon, Nunez-Flores, and Landaverde-Lemus to the MS-13 gang.
Reyes was found under the Tileston Street Bridge in Everett with a single gunshot wound to the head shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 3.
He died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Jan. 4 after succumbing to his injuries.
Ryan’s office said Ardon and Nunez-Flores lured Reyes out of his home before killing him.
Ardon allegedly texted Reyes several times asking to meet up with him, according to the Middlesex DA’s office. Reyes told a friend he had reservations about the meeting but went anyway, prosecutors say.
The suspects were allegedly seen on surveillance video walking toward the bike path with Reyes, and then later leaving without him.
Landaverde-Lemus is due back in court on October 28.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports