By: News Staff
NEW BEDFORD, M.A. - Emotions running high in New Bedford district court as the family of 20-year-old Jonas Trinidad mourned the loss of their loved one.
Police say Trinidad was shot and killed on Wednesday by 16-year-old David Lima. Lima arraigned today on murder and gun charges.
Prosecutors describing the altercation that took place before the shooting, saying a physical fight turned deadly when the suspect opened fire.
Lima shot Trinidad twice in the back.
Court documents allege Trinidad and Lima knew each other. Trinidad’s ex-girlfriend is Lima’s older sister.
Due to the severity of the charges, the Bristol County District Attorney has decided to charge Lima as an adult.
If convicted the 16-year-old could face a life sentence without parole.
Lima ordered held without bail. He’s due back in court in April.
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