Brockton, Mass. man to be held without bail in store slaying

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

November 18, 2013, 4:38 pm
SHARE THIS POST
Print Article


BOSTON (AP) - A Brockton man has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to fatally shooting a worker at a Boston cellphone store last summer.
    
Elosko Brown was arraigned on murder and other charges Monday following his arrest Sunday.
    
Authorities allege Brown shot 19-year-old Joseph Morante twice during a robbery attempt inside the Roxbury iWorld Accessories store on the afternoon of July 31.
    
Prosecutors say Brown then aimed at Morante's head, but the gun jammed.
    
Morante, who had turned 19 just two days earlier and was engaged to be married, tried to chase Brown but collapsed on the street and died at a hospital.
    
The 27-year-old Brown was arrested with the help of surveillance video.
    
His lawyer did not argue for bail.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: Boston, massachusetts, Brockton, Roxbury , Mike Nikitas, Elosko Brown, Joseph Morante
RELATED STORIES
COMMENTS
They said their "strong preference" is to have the company's associates return to work
The bill would give Mass. police chiefs fore discretion when issuing firearm licenses
Firefighters from 6 departments battled the flames in Westbrook, Maine