- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The suspect in the first homicide in Ludlow in nearly a decade has pleaded not guilty.

The Republican newspaper (https://bit.ly/1sqC37w) reports that Jorge Concepcion-Pesquera was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court.

The 20-year-old Concepcion-Pesquera is suspected of fatally shooting Larry Santiago multiple times outside a bar in the early morning hours of March 13. The 26-year-old Santiago was inside a vehicle.

Concepcion-Pesquera disappeared after the shooting but turned himself in in New York City on March 22.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other, but they have not disclosed a motive.

Defense attorneys did not comment.

It was Ludlow’s first homicide since 2007.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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