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Man Charged In Lynn Easter Shooting Held Without Bail

LYNN (CBS/AP) — A man State Police say fatally shot one man and injured another as they walked home from Easter church services in Lynn was arraigned in his hospital bed Wednesday.

Police said Wednesday that 44-year-old William Cash was caught at 3 a.m. Wednesday in Weymouth. He had been added to the department’s most wanted list Tuesday.

He was arraigned on one count of first-degree murder at Union Hospital, and was ordered held without bail.

william cash Man Charged In Lynn Easter Shooting Held Without Bail

William Cash. (Massachusetts State Police)

Police said the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section found information that Cash was hiding out at the Arbor Inn Motor Lodge on Bridge Street, and took him into custody there with the help of their tactical entry team.

Cash, a convicted felon who is known to use multiple names, is suspected of killing 46-year-old Lenardo Clement and injuring 41-year-old Prince Belin on April 16 just after the victims had attended Easter services at Zion Baptist Church. Clement was legally blind.

Belin told the Daily Item of Lynn that Cash first approached his fiancee, left, then came back and opened fire.

Cash is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on June 5 in Lynn District Court.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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