- Essex District Attorney’s Office
Media Contact for Delaware Men Arraigned for 2017 Haverhill Murder
Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications
Haverhill, Massachusetts — Two Delaware men were arraigned today in Haverhill District Court (sitting in Newburyport) on one count each of murder in connection with the 2017 shooting death of a Haverhill teen.
Thomas J. Warner, 21 of Selbyville, Delaware and Kenneth J. Pitts, 18, of Frankford, Delaware pleaded not guilty at their arraignment this afternoon. Judge Mary McCabe ordered them held without bail. The defendants returned to Massachusetts yesterday morning after being arrested last week in Delaware.
Their co-defendant, Nicholas A. Mandato, 20 of Dagsboro, Delaware, was also held without bail following his arraignment on July 12, 2018. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for August 28th. He was arrested on a warrant out of Haverhill District Court by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit on June 27th.
In her bail argument, Essex Assistant District Attorney Christian Ronan told the court that on June 6, 2017, the three defendants traveled from Delaware to Haverhill, Massachusetts to rob Bryce Finn at his home. During the robbery, Mr. Finn was shot in the chest while opening the front door of his home.
Mr. Warner is represented by Attorney Jim Krasnoo and Mr. Pitts is represented by Attorney Steve Weymouth. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for August 31st. All of the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.