• Lawrence teen arraigned in connection with slaying


    LAWRENCE (AP) - A judge ordered a Lawrence man held without bail following a fatal shooting outside a house party in the city last weekend.

    Authorities charged Ismael Calixto with murder and weapons offenses, and the 18-year-old appeared Tuesday in Lawrence District Court for an arraignment.

    His lawyer couldn't be immediately reached for comment after court.

    Police say the defendant shot 18-year-old Richard Bonilla of Lowell at about 1 a.m. Sunday.

    Bonilla was flown to a Boston hospital, where he died of his injuries at about 4:30 p.m.

    Police think gunfire erupted after a verbal altercation outside the party escalated.

    A witness told police the argument started after three young women showed up but were denied access to the party.

    The victim's death marked Lawrence's second homicide this year.

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