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Two Indicted In Connection With Brockton Homicide



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Contact: Beth Stone (508) 584-8120

BROCKTON – Three people have been indicted on charges in connection with the March fatal shooting of a 31 year-old Fall River man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced. At approximately 1:43 am on March 16, 2019, ShotSpotter alerted Brockton Police to shots fired in the vicinity of Grand Street and Main Street. Simultaneously, Brockton Police received several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Grand Street. Brockton Police responded to the area and collected evidence as part of their investigation. At approximately 5 am the same day, Brockton Police received 911 calls reporting a shooting victim that was located behind 1040 Main Street. Brockton Police, Fire and emergency medical personnel responded and the male victim was located and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead of his injuries. He was identified as 31 year-old Marco Rodrigues of Fall River. Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. Through video surveillance footage, text messages and witness interviews, investigators developed information that the three people indicted today were connected to the fatal shooting. A Plymouth County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging Claudio DeBrito (DOB: 03/24/92) of Brockton, with one count of Second Degree Murder, three counts of Witness Intimidation, and one count each of Assault with Intent to Murder, and Assault and Battery on a pregnant woman. DeBrito is currently in custody. Anderson DePina of Brockton was indicted on one count of Second Degree Murder, two counts of Witness Intimidation, and one count each of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery on a pregnant woman. State Police sought and obtained an arrest warrant for DePina and he was arrested today. Leann Cushman of Brockton was indicted on one count of Accessory after the fact. Upon indictment, State Police Detectives sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Cushman. She was arrested on WHEN All three are scheduled to be arraigned in Brockton Superior Court at a later date. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amanda Fowle and is being investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.

June 22, 2019