For Immediate Release - March 09, 2011

Arraignments of Phillip and William Horton

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Chief Frank Frederickson of the Yarmouth Police Department announced that Phillip R. Horton (DOB: 7/31/1986) of Apopka, Florida, was arraigned today in Barnstable District Court on the charge of Murder in connection with the death of Joseph F. Tomaselli, Jr., age 24 of Yarmouth, who was found shot to death in a parking area near South Shore Drive and Run Pond Road in South Yarmouth on Sunday, April 19, 2009.

Phillip Horton entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held without bail by the Hon. W. James O'Neill of the Barnstable District Court. The defendant is due back in Court on March 16th.

On Monday of this week, William Horton (DOB: 3/11/39) appeared in Barnstable District Court and pled not guilty to a charge of Murder relating to the same incident. He was ordered held without bail to appear on April 5, 2011, for pretrial hearing.

The case remains under investigation by members of the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's office and the Yarmouth Police Department.