Taunton Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder for 2016 Shooting
TAUNTON — A Taunton man has been convicted in Fall River Superior Court of the Second Degree Murder of Gordon Weekes.
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III says 23-year-old Miguel Marrero, was convicted of Second Degree Murder, Carrying an Illegal Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
“I am very pleased the jury held the defendant accountable for this brazen shooting in broad daylight,” District Attorney Quinn said.
Marrero was convicted of firing six shots at Weeks during an altercation in front of the Fifth Avenue Apartments on the morning of March 24, 2016. Weeks, also a Taunton resident, was struck once in the chest, once in the buttocks and twice in the back as he tried to run away. Friends of Weeks rushed him to Morton Hospital in a private vehicle, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Marrero was arrested on the day after the slaying in Roxbury.
The jury returned its verdict shortly after 2:00 p.m. Thursday after a week-long trial. Superior Court Judge Sharon Donatelle has scheduled sentencing for Friday, October 11th.
The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Karen O’Sullivan and Assistant District Attorney Jeanne Veenstra.