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No bail for man accused of killing brother of RI justice

February 17, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man accused of fatally stabbing the brother of a Rhode Island Supreme Court justice has been ordered held without bail.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1JnVeWn ) 21-year-old Matthew Marcotte appeared Tuesday in Rhode Island District Court. He is charged with murder.

Police say Marcotte stabbed 53-year-old William McKenna outside a convenience store in Pawtucket on Feb. 10. McKenna was the younger brother of Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg.

McKenna’s funeral was held as Marcotte was arraigned.

A motive hasn’t been disclosed. McKenna and Marcotte had served time in different prisons. The paper says Marcotte has Crips gang tattoos.

Marcotte was arrested in Massachusetts Thursday. He’s charged there with being a fugitive from justice and weapons violations.

Marcotte was referred to the public defender’s office but it’s unclear whether an attorney has been assigned.


Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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