For Immediate Release - April 01, 2011

Browning Mejia Conviction

RE: Commonwealth v Browning Mejia

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that a Barnstable County Superior Court jury found Browning Mejia (DOB: 06/11/1990) of Hyannis, MA guilty of two counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (firearm) after a four-day trial. Judge Gary Nickerson sentenced Mr. Mejia to 9-10 years committed at MCI Cedar Junction with 20 years concurrent Probation. The charges relate to the January 15, 2009, shooting into an automobile on Pontiac Street in Hyannis with four occupants inside, two of whom were struck. Thomas Walwer was shot three times and Neil Jackson once. Both men have made full recoveries. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Bright and investigated by the Barnstable Police Department.

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