- Associated Press - Monday, February 22, 2021

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) - Two people were charged Monday in connection to the killing of a 17-year-old who was shot while sitting in a parked car in July, authorities said.

Tyleke Curry, 22, of Stoughton, and a 17-year-old from Brockton, Massachusetts, were indicted in the July 31 killing of Christian Vines, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

Curry was charged with accessory before the fact of the murder and the juvenile was charged with murder, according to the office.

Curry had previously been arrested and pleaded not guilty to accessory after the fact of the murder. Attorney information for him wasn’t immediately available.

The juvenile defendant’s arraignment in Norfolk Superior Court was to be scheduled Tuesday.

Jaylen Wallace, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, was arrested and charged with murder as an adult in August. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.

“Tonight’s arrests do not blunt the senseless loss of Christian Vines, but they are an important step forward,” District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said in a news release.

Vines, of Randolph, Massachusetts, was found shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Stoughton. He was brought to a hospital, where he died.

Vines’ sister and mother accepted his high school diploma for him in August, the Brockton Enterprise reported, and many graduates wore pins with his photo and the words “In Loving Memory” at the ceremony.

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