Trial to begin for suspect in football star’s shooting death
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Trial will soon begin for a man suspected in the shooting death of a former Worcester high school football star.
The Telegram & Gazette reports testimony will start Monday for the trial of 20-year-old Emil Encarnacion, of Worcester. Encarnacion has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Samuel Castro.
Castro was killed in Worcester in May 2015. He was a former student athlete at North High School.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
Encarnacion is one of four people charged in connection with Castro’s death. One defendant pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and was sentenced to time served. Another defendant pleaded guilty to a reduced manslaughter charge.
The fourth defendant is scheduled for trial in April.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com