- Essex District Attorney’s Office
Media Contact for Three Suspects in 2017 Murder of Haverhill Teen Arrested
Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications
Haverhill, Massachusetts — Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Haverhill Police Chief Alan DeNaro announced that three men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the June 6, 2017 shooting death of Bryce Finn.
"I'm grateful to the state police and Haverhill Detectives for their hard work and diligence in pursuing justice for Mr. Finn," said DA Blodgett. "I particularly want to thank the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit for their professionalism and assistance during this phase of the investigation."
Nicholas Mandato, 20, of Dagsboro, Delaware was arrested on a warrant out of Haverhill District Court by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit on June 27th. He waived rendition and returned to Massachusetts yesterday. He is expected to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court (in Newburyport) on Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 pm. He is represented by Attorney Steven Neyman.
Two additional suspects were arrested yesterday by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Thomas Warner, 21, of Selbyville, DE turned himself in to the Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown, DE and Kenneth Pitts, 18, of Frankford, DE was arrested without incident in Bethany Beach, DE. They were both arraigned on fugitive from justice charges and waived rendition. They will remain in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, DE until arrangements are made to return them to Massachusetts. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On June 6, 2017, Bryce Finn, 18, was shot and killed when he answered his front door at his home in Haverhill. The Essex District Attorneys Office, Essex State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill Police continue to investigate the murder.
"After more than one year of intense investigative effort the Haverhill Police Department is pleased that we were able to successfully bring closure for the Finn family regarding this tragic event." said Haverhill Police Chief Alan DeNaro. "Those responsible will be vigorously prosecuted."
Bryce's mother, Megan Finn, released the following statement:
"What our family has gone through in the past year no family should ever be faced with. Our son Bryce brought happiness and love to so many lives and expected little in return. There are no words to accurately convey the amount of joy that was wrenched from our lives beginning that horrible night more than a year ago. To our community, we ask that you honor Bryce's memory by continuing his legacy of love. Hug your kids, kiss your partner, help to take action to see that this never occurs in our community again. We wish to thank all those who have work so tirelessly to make these arrests and hopefully be able to bring our family and our boy Bryce, Justice."