BOSTON - One man and one man only took the lives of Wakefield High graduates Jason Bachiller, Jihad Chankhour, Edwin Duncan and Chris Vieira in the basement recording studio at 43 Bourneside St., Boston, a little more than three years ago, First Assistant District Attorney Josh Wall told a Suffolk Superior Court jury last week.
It was one man who fired Vieira’s unregistered Glock 9mm again and again and again into the victims’ backs in a bid to steal that weapon and two others – a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun and an AK-47 rifle – on the night of Dec. 13, 2005, Wall said.
And it was one man who stood over the dying victims shortly after 9:30 p.m. and pumped additional rounds into their bodies so that there would be no witnesses against him, Wall told the panel of 12 deliberating jurors and four alternates.
That man, Wall said, was 21-year-old Calvin Carnes Jr. of Dorchester, whose trial on an 11-count indictment charging four counts of first-degree murder and an additional seven counts of robbery and weapons charges is now under way.
Killed in the Dec. 13 attacks in Boston’s Dorchester section were Edwin “E.J.” Duncan, 21, who lived above the studio; Jihad Chankhour, 22; Christopher Vieira, 19; and Jason Bachiller, 20, all of Wakefield.
Perhaps we are finally closer to justice.