WOBURN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Medford man was found guilty of first degree murder and other charges in connection with the 2007 murder of a Winchester man and the shooting of his brother, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Thursday.
Jacques Simon, 36, was found guilty of murder, home invasion, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing bodily injury, and carrying a firearm without a license.
According to authorities, police responded to a reported shooting at 70 Irving St. in Winchester at about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2007.
When police arrived, they found 50-year-old Christopher Barbaro in his apartment unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bryan Barbaro, Christopher's brother and also a resident of Winchester, was also shot during the robbery. Bryan was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He passed away in 2008 of a massive heart attack, unrelated to injuries he suffered during the shooting.
Following an investigation, authorities learned Simon had gone to Christopher's apartment to steal from him and ended up shooting him as well. Bryan, who lived upstairs, heard loud noise and went to downstairs to his brother's apartment.
Bryan attempted to stop Simon and got shot in the process. Eventually, Simon fled the home and Bryan called 911.
According to authorities, Simon was known to both victims.
Simon was arrested on Oct. 24, 2007 on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and home invasion. On Dec. 14, 2007, he was indicted on charges of first degree murder, home invasion, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and carrying a firearm without a license. He was held without bail.
Simon will be sentenced on Oct. 18.