After fewer than four hours of deliberations, a Suffolk County jury has found two men charged in the 2010 killing of a Dorchester boy guilty of first-degree murder.
Joshua Fernandes, 18, and Crisostomo Lopes, 22, had pleaded not guilty in the murder of Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14. They now face life in prison without the possibility of parole when they are sentenced tomorrow.
During the two-week trial, eyewitnesses testified that they saw two men pull a boy off his scooter and shoot him at close range May 30, 2010, near Bowdoin and Olney streets in Dorchester.
Prosecutors say that Lopes held Fomby-Davis at arm’s length while Fernandes fired four shots at the Dearborn Middle School student, striking him twice, in the chest and leg.
Defense attorneys argued that the two were victims of misidentification.
The case sent a wave of fear and mourning across the community and touched off several antiviolence demonstrations.