Man arraigned in July murder in Boston


BROCKTON, Mass. ( -- Elosko Brown, the 27-year-old Brockton resident who Boston police say was responsible for the shooting of 19-year-old Joseph Morante in July, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court today.

Brown was held without bail and will return to court Dec. 17.

On July 31, Joseph Morante, 19, was working at I-World, a cellphone accessories store, on Tremont Street in Roxbury.

Just before 1:30 p.m., he was shot to death during what appears to be a robbery. Morante had been working at the store for just nine days when he was murdered.

"We believe this was a completely unprovoked shooting," Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. "It never should have happened."

In September, police in Boston announced they had a person of interest in the case, the same person caught on surveillance video inside the store, and released the video to the public.

"Everything we know about Joseph Morante suggested promise," Conley said. "At just 19, he was on the cusp of adulthood. He was in love and worked at a job he enjoyed. He had friends and family and colleagues who adored him. He had a good life ahead of him, but everything he might have been was snuffed out for no reason at all by one man with a gun."