For Immediate Release - November 06, 2012

18 Year Old Lawrence Man Arraigned on Murder Charges

Ismael Calixto, 18, of 32 Willow Street, Lawrence, was arraigned today in Lawrence District Court on murder and firearms charges in connection with the shooting death of Richard Bonilla early Sunday morning.

Judge Kevin Gaffney ordered Calixto held without bail on one count of murder and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and 2 counts of possession of a firearm without an FID card.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Colleen Cashman represented the Commonwealth.

Calixto is represented by Attorney Ray Buso and will appear in court again on Thursday, November 8th for a motions hearing.  He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.