For Immediate Release - December 06, 2012

Lawrence Teenager Indicted for Murder of Lowell Teen

The Essex Grand Jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Ismael Calixto, 18, of 32 Willow Street, Lawrence with murder in the November 4th shooting death of Richard Bonilla, 18, of Lowell.

No arraignment date has been set at this time.

Bonilla was shot in the head outside a house party on Broadway in the early morning hours of November 4, 2012.  He was airlifted to a Boston hospital where he died later that day. 

Calixto was arrested at his home on November 5th and has been held without bail since.  Indictments are charges only and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Christina Ronan is the Assistant District Attorney assigned to prosecute the case and Cristina Garcia is the Victim Witness Advocate.

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