For Immediate Release - March 28, 2014

Lynn Teen Arraigned on Murder Charge

Jacquan McKenzie, 18, was arraigned on a murder charge in Lynn District Court today in connection with the January 12, 2014 shooting death of Hery Aquino.  Judge Ellen Flatley ordered him held without bail.

In his bail argument, Essex Assistant District Attorney A.J. Camelio stated that McKenzie had been arrested by police shortly after the shooting at Curwin Circle in Lynn and was arrested for trespassing and firearms charges.  A subsequent investigation led to police to charge McKenzie with Aquino’s murder. 

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for April 22, 2014.  The defendant is represented by Attorney Becky Whitehill and is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.