District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick confirmed Monday that a Grand Jury has convened for the September homicide of a 15-year-old teen on Trenton Street–one of two murders to occur in Eastie that month.
The Grand Jury deliberations are done in secret and will not be known who will be charged in connection with the homicide until an indictment is handed down, according to McCormick.
At about 5:11 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 officers assigned to District 7 responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 72 Trenton Street. On arrival, officer located a male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The Boston Police later identified the victim of the stabbing on Trenton Street as Irvin Depazm, 15, of Chelsea.
Just two weeks prior, a day before school was to start, the body of Wilson Martinez, 15, of East Boston was found on Monday, September 7 on the shoreline of Constitution Beach.
State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County D.A. Daniel Conley’s office ruled that Martinez’s death was due to a fatal stabbing on the beach.
A man walking near the East Boston Yacht Club spotted Martinez’ body near the waterline at about 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 7 and flagged down a nearby State trooper. Homicide detectives responded to the scene with the State Police Marine Unit, Dive Team, Crime Scene Services Section, and other State Police assets.
Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said the investigation is very active and urged anyone with information on Martinez’ death to contact detectives at 617-727-8817.
The death of Martinez who, according to authorities, had no criminal record and the subsequent homicide of Depazm–another teen friends and school teachers called a good kid that never harmed anyone, stunned the tight knit Eastie community and put a lot of residents on edge.
While a Grand Jury has convened for the Depazm case, police have yet to make an arrest in the Martinez case.