No Bail For Massachusetts Man Charged With Killing Veteran

A judge has denied bail for a Salem man charged with fatally shooting a former Army sniper during a fight outside a Boston nightclub.

Twenty-six-year-old Peter Castillo was arraigned Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston and pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 2012 death of Stephen Perez Jr.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Perez was shot in the back in a parking lot in the city's Theater District during a fight involving several people. Officials say Perez was an Army veteran who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Authorities say Castillo fled to the Dominican Republic shortly after the shooting and was captured on Jan. 15. Two other people have been charged in connection with the killing.

Messages were left for Castillo's lawyer.

This article was originally published on February 05, 2015.



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