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Graham was gunned down on this crowded MBTA bus at Washington Street and Columbia Road in March 2007.

BOSTON (AP) ― A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a teenager aboard an MBTA bus in Boston last year, a case that prompted the transit system to install surveillance cameras on dozens of buses.

Boston police and the Suffolk District Attorney's office announced Tuesday that a murder warrant had been issued for 19-year-old Jonathan Sanders, who is currently jailed on an unrelated probation violation.

Eighteen-year-old Dwayne Graham was gunned down in a daytime shooting in March 2007 aboard a crowded bus stopped at Washington Street and Columbia Road.

Less than a week after the slaying, the MBTA's board voted to spend $1.4 million to install security cameras on 155 buses that serve inner-city neighborhoods.

Graham is tentatively scheduled for arraignment Thursday in Dorchester District Court.

http://wbztv.com/local/mbta.shooting.death.2.834882.html
 

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Mom faces man accused in son's bus execution


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CHARGED: Jonathan Sanders, above, is arraigned in the brazen shooting death of Dwayne Graham on an MBTA bus.

Dorese Graham sobbed and leaned on family as she walked out of a Dorchester courtroom, overcome by the emotion of staring her son's accused killer in the eye, 18 months after the bloody, brazen daylight MBTA bus shooting.
"I wanted to see who shot my son, who killed him," said Graham, whose 18-year-old son, Dwayne Graham, was blasted in the head.
Jonathan Sanders, 19, pleaded not guilty yesterday to the March 2007 murder and was ordered held on $750,000 cash bail amid a packed courtroom lined by police, including the BPD gang unit.
Outside Dorchester District Court, Graham watched the No. 23 bus, the same line her son was riding on the day he was shot.
"It was very emotional," she said of seeing the bus lurch down Washington Street.
Dwayne Graham was on the No. 23 with a group of teens when another group, including Sanders, started chasing and hitting the bus the afternoon of March 30, 2007, said prosecutor Mark Hallal. When the bus stopped, Sanders allegedly fired one shot, hitting Graham in the head, he said.
Sanders' attorney, Peter Marano, said his client wasn't there that day and pointed out that 18 months have lapsed since the shooting.
Sanders' second cousin, Teresa Mitchell of Roxbury, insisted Sanders is no killer. "That's not the Jonathan I know," she said.
Sanders - whose nickname "Hood" is tattoed on his forearm - was on probation and monitored by GPS when he was arrested this week. Yesterday, he was ordered to serve 18 months in jail for violating probation for a conviction of assaulting a police officer in September 2007. He violated the terms of the GPS monitoring. After that, he'll be held on $750,000 cash bail.

http://bostonherald.com/news/region...d_in_son_s_bus_execution/srvc=home&position=3
 

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Jury acquits Roxbury man in 2007 Boston murder commited on MBTA bus

A Roxbury man today was acquitted of first degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury, which concluded prosecutors did not prove he shot and killed a rival gang member as the victim was riding on an MBTA bus in 2007.

Jonathan Sanders, who was identified by his attorney and prosecutors as a gang member, was facing life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if he had been convicted of killing Dwayne Graham on March 30, 2007.
In his opening statement to the jury two weeks ago, defense attorney Peter

T. Marano told jurors that Suffolk prosecutors and Boston police did not have any witnesses who placed Sanders at the scene.

Jury acquits Roxbury man in 2007 Boston murder commited on MBTA bus

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Who wants to bet on when this kid will be worm food?
 

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Who wants to bet on when this kid will be worm food?[/QUOTE]

I'm gonna go with worm food, or he'll take another murder charge soon...
 
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