Third Suspect In Delacruz-Batista Homicide Arraigned In Pittsfield Yesterday
Yesterday in Berkshire Superior Court, the third of four suspects charged with the 2021 murder of Reymon Delacruz-Batista was arraigned on multiple charges.
As you may recall, hunters discovered Delacruz-Batista's body in the Pittsfield State Forest on December 4, 2021. One of the four suspects, Jamel Nicholson, was indicted on similar charges on August 16th of this year. And just two days later on August 18th, the second suspect, Timothy McFadden, was also arraigned on similar charges.
According to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, now the third suspect, Naquan Miller, has been arraigned on charges of murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, accessory before the fact, accessory after the fact, and description of documents and objects.
The fourth suspect, Anthony Robertson, is scheduled to be arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on September 22nd. All four defendants have been charged with murder in the case and all four are currently being held without the right to bail.
Investigators determined that Delacruz-Batista's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. All four suspects were arrested between February and April. Two were arrested in Massachusetts, Jamel Nicholson in Pittsfield on February 20th and Naquan Miller in North Adams on March 18th.
Two of the suspects were located and arrested in New York state. Timothy McFadden was arrested on March 30th in the Bronx and Anthony Robertson was arrested on April 26th. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.