Two teenagers accused of "setting a trap" to murder a 16-year-old boy as he rode his bike in Dorchester were ordered held without bail during a tense arraignment hearing Monday morning.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hickman told a courtroom packed with emotional family members of both the victim and his accused murderers that Dushawn Taylor-Gennis, 16, and Raeshawn Moody, 14, planned the shooting of Jonathan Dos Santos.
Dos Santos was gunned down on Wednesday evening as he rode his bikeon Fuller Street in Dorchester. Prosecutors said surveillance footage shows the two teens hanging around Fuller Street for about 10 minutes before splitting up so they could lay in wait for Dos Santos.
One teen stayed near the Fuller Market while the other crouched out of view across the street, said prosecutors. The teen that remained in front of the Fuller Market is seen on the footage flagging Dos Santos down as he rode by on his bike.
Prosecutors said that when Dos Santos stopped his bike, the boy across the street rose up and fired five shots, one fatally striking Dos Santos in the neck.
Police said that the three boys knew each other, but the motive was not yet clear.
Several family members of all three teenagers were in court Monday morning. Some could be heard weeping as the details of the case were read by prosecutors.
The judge acknowledged the tension and ordered that people respect the sanctity of the courtroom before proceeding.
About 10 court officers made their presence known in the courtroom to prevent any interactions between the families.
The attorneys for Moody and Taylor-Gennis both asked that the judge grant the boys $5,000 bail each after their families took them to the police when they were wanted for questioning.
Moody’s lawyer stressed that his client did not fit the initial description of a suspect in his “late teens or early 20s” put out by the Boston Police Department.
But the judge ordered them held without bail on murder and gun posession charges.
There will be a probable cause hearing on July 15.