A Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted a Boston man in connection to the demise of 15-year-old Richelle Robinson, who died after she was pushed to the bottom in Cambridge final summer time.
Isaias Plaza, 19, faces costs of manslaughter and assault and battery inflicting critical bodily harm, in response to Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan’s workplace.
At Plaza’s arraignment in Superior Court Tuesday, a not responsible plea was entered on his behalf, The Boston Globe reviews.
Plaza was held with out bail pending an Aug. 13 dangerousness listening to, a spokesperson for Ryan’s workplace mentioned.
Prosecutors say Robinson was pushed at about 6:43 p.m. on July 22, 2018, close to 23 Cambridge St. First responders discovered her bleeding from her nostril and the again of her head, in response to courtroom data.
“She was unresponsive, did not have a pulse, did not appear to be breathing, and her eyes were rolled back in her head,” prosecutors wrote within the Commonwealth’s assertion of the case.
The Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School scholar was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, the place she was pronounced dead the following day. An post-mortem decided the reason for demise to be “blunt force head injuries,” paperwork present.
While the second Robinson was pushed was not caught on digital camera, investigators have been capable of piece collectively the moments earlier than and after the incident by means of surveillance video footage within the space. A witness advised authorities she noticed a person push Robinson “with two hands to the ground” after which flee the world on a bicycle, in response to courtroom data.
An investigation revealed that Robinson and Plaza knew one another, paperwork present. But there was “discord” that triggered Plaza and his then-girlfriend “to split away from [Robinson] and two of her friends” someday earlier than the incident, prosecutors wrote.
“Even though the friendship between the two groups ended, the issues between the two groups continued and was ongoing as of the date of this incident,” prosecutors wrote in a press release.
Plaza denied to investigators that he noticed or interacted with Robinson on the day she was shoved, courtroom paperwork say.
“However, [the] investigation revealed that after leaving Cambridge, he went to Boston and told a witness that while he was in Cambridge, he ran into the victim on Cambridge Street and that he ‘pushed her by accident,’” prosecutors wrote.
Authorities mentioned Plaza additionally removed his bicycle and the garments he wore that day.
Robinson, who was a proficient singer and dancer, dreamed of turning into an emergency medical technician when she grew up. She died about two months shy of her 16th birthday on Sept. 10.
“She was a very smart young lady, and very responsible,” her household mentioned in a press release final yr. “She was loved by many.”