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Man, Woman Indicted in Brockton Homicide

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Contact: Beth Stone



BROCKTON – Two people have been indicted in connection with a May shooting in Brockton that left one man dead and another man injured, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Late yesterday, a Plymouth County Grand Jury returned indictments against Renardo Williams (DOB: 01/04/94) of Brockton and Chanel Martins (DOB: 11/12/88) of Taunton, for their roles in the murder of 26-year-old Bethgy Cator of Avon. The Grand Jury indicted Williams on one count each of Murder and Assault with Intent to Murder, as well as related firearm charges, and co-defendant, Martins was indicted on two counts of Accessory After the Fact.

At approximately 10:15 pm on May 12th, Brockton Police received a Shotspotter notification for multiple shots fired in the area of 139 Pleasant Street in Brockton. At that time, police also received a 911 call from a male shooting victim reporting that he had been shot six or seven times. Brockton Police responded and located a Honda CRV parked in a lot at that address with two males suffering from gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. Cator, the driver of the vehicle, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second male victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital before he was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and a homicide investigation commenced. Police conducted interviews, reviewed surveillance video, and found multiple spent shell casings and forensic evidence at the scene. Investigators developed evidence that Williams allegedly shot the two men before fleeing the scene in a second vehicle allegedly driven by Martins. As a result of the murder investigation, State Police sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Williams and Martins.

Williams and Martins will be arraigned in Superior Court charges at a later date.

The investigation was conducted by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.

August 1, 2018