Grand jury indicts father and son on charges related to Somerville man's murder
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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A father and son were indicted by a grand jury Thursday in connection with the murder of a Somerville man whose body was found behind a Norwood middle school.
In January, 66-year-old Vincent Lalli's dismembered body was discovered in plastic trash bags behind the school. Both of Lalli's roommates are charged in connection to the murder. According to a police report, it may have all been about money and lottery tickets.
Anthony Canejo, Sr., 53, is a convicted Level 3 sex offender. He was indicted on charges of first degree murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in violation of a restraining order, violation of a restraining order, and improper disposal of human remains.
Hi son, Anthony Canejo Jr., 30, was indicted on charges of being an accessory after the fact to murder, and two counts of receiving stolen property under $250.
According to a police report, Canejo Sr. killed Lalli, first hitting him with a crow bar in Lalli's bedroom and then strangling him with bare hands. The report states that the day before the murder, a witness gave Lalli nearly $8,000, money owed on a lottery ticket Lalli won.
Lalli turned around and bought two books of scratch tickets, and still had $6400 on him. Police say they never recovered any of the cash, and that shortly after the murder, Canejo Sr. and his son were recorded on video cashing in some winning scratch tickets.
Lalli's dismembered remains were found in several plastic bags. Two blood soaked suitcases and a blood drenched towel were also found at the scene.
His fingerprints were used to identify the remains.
Both Canejos have been held in jail since being arrested in February. An arraignment date for the new charges has not yet been set.