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Suspect in Brockton slaying indicted

March 27, 2015

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Brockton last year has been indicted on a murder charge.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Michael Starks shot 34-year-old Helmae Zewdu in the early morning hours of Oct. 5.

Zewdu’s body was found on Eagle Avenue suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Starks was also indicted for attempted murder and other charges in the shooting of his girlfriend’s mother just hours before.

Prosecutors say he was linked to Zewdu’s killing through ballistics evidence from the first shooting.

He has been held without bail since his district court arraignment. His Superior Court arraignment has not been scheduled.

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