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Alejandro Ramos, 22, John Luis Sanchez, 30, and Kermith Alvarez, 28, all of Holyoke, shall be tried for the homicide of the toddler.

Police tape crosses the street at a scene where multiple people were shot.
Police tape crosses the road at a scene the place a number of folks had been shot, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Holyoke, Mass. AP Picture/Steven Senne

The three suspects in an October taking pictures that claimed the lifetime of a child delivered after a pregnant mom was struck by gunfire in Holyoke had been indicted on homicide costs by a grand jury on Wednesday. 

Alejandro Ramos, 22, John Luis Sanchez, 30,  and Kermith Alvarez, 28, all of Holyoke, shall be tried for the homicide of the toddler in Hampden Superior Courtroom, in response to the Hampden County District Lawyer’s workplace. The grand jury additionally indicted Jose Galarza, 31, and Jay Marie Rosado-Rosario, 29, additionally each of Holyoke, on the cost of accent after the very fact for his or her alleged efforts to help Alvarez after the lethal taking pictures.

Prosecutors allege that Ramos, Sanchez, and Alvarez had been concerned in an altercation on Oct. 4 when the taking pictures occurred round 12:38 p.m. within the 100 block of Sargeant Road. One of many rounds hit a public bus, hanging a pregnant passenger inside. The girl was taken to an area hospital in vital situation the place her child, who wanted life-saving medical companies, was delivered and died.

The girl who was shot advised MassLive she might see the lads combating from the bus when the taking pictures began. She was 8 months pregnant along with her little one, Ezekiel Ramón García, on the time.

Sanchez was additionally shot in the course of the altercation and was hospitalized. He and Ramos had been arraigned on homicide costs within the days instantly following the taking pictures. Alvarez was arrested and arraigned in November.

The taking pictures stays below investigation, in response to the DA’s workplace.