Justice Served: Two Found Guilty in the Stabbing Death of 39 year-old Cherby LaJoie

Justice Served: Today, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, a Suffolk Superior Court jury returned guilty verdicts against the two individuals charged in the stabbing death of 39 year-old Cherby LaJoie which occurred in October of 2012. After four days of deliberations, a 17 year-old juvenile male of Dorchester was found guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter while Tarayiah Hunt, 23, of Dorchester was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder. The District Attorney’s Office provided evidence and testimony proving that on October 6, 2012, the two suspects were among a group of individuals who attacked the victim as he walked on Charles Street in Dorchester. After the attack, surveillance images show the group fleeing into the Fields Corner MBTA station where the juvenile male suspect is seen walking out of the view of the camera and then returning.  In the area not captured on video, Boston Police Homicide detectives were able to locate a knife with the tip of the blade missing. The tip of that blade was later recovered from the victim’s body during the course of an autopsy. Sentencing is scheduled to take place March 6, 2015.