Brockton Man Admits to Role in City Murder
BROCKTON — A Brockton man will spend three to five years in prison for his role in a homicide in the city in 2020, after his co-defendant was shot and killed by police in Tennessee last year.
The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said 31-year-old Takari Elliot pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter and attempted assault and battery by discharging a firearm.
Elliot was charged for his role in the shooting death of 25-year-old Manuel Duarte in Brockton in October 2020.
Investigators with the Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police Department eventually took out arrest warrants for Elliot and his alleged accomplice, 32-year-old Marvin Veiga, who were both indicted on homicide-related charges in March 2021.
Although Elliot was caught by police, Veiga became one of the most wanted fugitives in Massachusetts — until he was shot and killed by a Nashville, Tennessee-area police officer in April 2021.
Veiga had advanced on the officer while brandishing two large butcher knives, one in each hand, according to the D.A.'s office.
The Metro Nashville Police department released bodycam video footage of the incident.
Elliot will spend two years on probation following his prison sentence, the D.A.'s office noted.
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