Two Men Returned to Massachusetts on Murder Charges

Jonathan Cruz

Two men were returned to Massachusetts via Mississippi to be arraigned on charges stemming from a 2017 murder in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Kentavious Coleman, 20, and Kenyonte Galmore, 22, will be arraigned in the Norfolk Superior Court on Monday for the June 22, 2017 murder of Reina Rodriguez at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Braintree.

A third co-defendant in the case, 20-year-old Juana Rivera of Lynn, pled not guilty to charges at an arraignment hearing on April 30 and is due back in court July 26.

Rodriguez was found dead in a room at the Hyatt bound in telephone cords.

Mattapan's Jason McLeod, 35, pled not guilty on May 4 on human trafficking charges and deriving support from prostitution based on his relationship with Rodriguez.

The case has been investigated by both Braintree and Massachusetts State Police.

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