BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man accused of killing Shacora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples in 2009 is expected to face arraignment Monday after his return to the United States from Trinidad late last week.
Keron Pierre, 27, formerly of Mattapan, fled Massachusetts days after the March 29, 2009, shootings on Mt. Ida Road in Dorchester. He was identified as a suspect in December 2009, was indicted in January 2010, and was arrested in Trinidad on unrelated charges several months later.
Pierre remained in custody since that time, challenging extradition proceedings to avoid facing trial. He recently abandoned those efforts, however, and U.S. Marshals on Friday escorted him from Trinidad to Boston's Logan Airport, where Boston police placed him under arrest.
A grand jury indicted Pierre on three counts of first-degree murder, one count of armed assault with intent to murder, and firearms offenses for allegedly shooting into the car in which the victims were seated after attending a party to raise funds for a community event.
Gaines and Palmer, both 20 and Brockton residents, suffered fatal injuries. Peoples, 19, of Boston, also suffered fatal injuries. A fourth victim was inside the car, but was not injured.
Investigators believe Pierre and the victims spoke outside the party in the early morning hours of March 29, 2009, and that the conversation escalated into a heated verbal exchange. Pierre then allegedly opened fire on the victims as they sat in the car.
Another defendant, Nigel Nichols, 27, of Brockton, is in custody as an accessory after the fact to the Mt. Ida Road murders. Prosecutors say he drove Pierre from the scene in the aftermath of the shootings.