Ludlow homicide suspect pleads not guilty, held without bail
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in the first homicide in Ludlow in nearly a decade has pleaded not guilty.
The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/1sqC37w) reports that Jorge Concepcion-Pesquera was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court.
The 20-year-old Concepcion-Pesquera is suspected of fatally shooting Larry Santiago multiple times outside a bar in the early morning hours of March 13. The 26-year-old Santiago was inside a vehicle.
Concepcion-Pesquera disappeared after the shooting but turned himself in in New York City on March 22.
Police say the victim and suspect knew each other, but they have not disclosed a motive.
Defense attorneys did not comment.
It was Ludlow’s first homicide since 2007.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/