NEW BEDFORD — A second suspect was arrested late last night in connection to yesterday's stabbing death of New Bedford teenager Rayshard Normil-Jerome

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

The juvenile is set to be arraigned today in New Bedford Juvenile Court.

No further details will be released about the suspect's identity or the charges against him due to his juvenile status.

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He is the second defendant to be charged in the New Bedford murder.

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials arrested and charged 21-year-old Latrell Baskin of New Bedford in connection to the case.

Normil-Jerome, an 18-year-old youth from New Bedford, was found unresponsive and suffering from multiple stab wounds in Clasky Common park at 1:24 a.m. Tuesday.

He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where he was declared dead just after 2 a.m.

Baskin is also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the D.A.'s office.

He is being held without bail pending the results of an Aug. 6 dangerousness hearing in New Bedford District Court.

The homicide investigation remains active and ongoing.


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