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4 men charged with killing, dismembering Rhode Island man

April 21, 2016

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Four men are facing murder charges in Rhode Island, where a man who disappeared last summer turned up dismembered in waters off Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Thirty-six-year-old Kerry Mello, of Cranston, disappeared on August 10.

Police confirmed in January that Mello was dead, but they provided no details. Indictments unsealed Thursday at Kent County Superior Court charged the men with killing Mello.

During an appearance Thursday in court, Special Assistant Attorney General Tim Healey told the judge that Mello’s remains were found in the waters of Westport, Massachusetts, and in Little Compton, Rhode Island, around 10 days after he disappeared.

Healey did not say what the motive was for the killing.

All four men were ordered held without bail pending a hearing on May 5.

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