Middlesex DA: Everett Man Pleads Guilty to 2010 Homicide

WOBURN – According to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney, an Everett Man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and firearms charges in connection with the 2010 murder of David King, 28, also of Everett.

“This defendant has now admitted and taken responsibility for his role in the death of a young man,” District Attorney Gerry Leone said in the statement.

“This is a tragic result of violence escalating to the reckless use of a firearm, which could have been completely avoided.  Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and friends.”

Kyheme Harris, 22, of Everett, pleaded guilty today in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to charges of manslaughter, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm.  He was sentenced to 7 to 9 years in state prison followed by 10 years probation following a mental health evaluation and counseling if deemed necessary.

On May 4, 2010, police responded to Colburn Terrace in Everett for reports of shots fired, discovering the victim suffering from two gun shot wounds. King was transported to the Whidden Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, the victim and the defendant, who were not known to one another, were riding on an MBTA bus just prior to the shooting.  Authorities determined that the defendant shot the victim after they engaged in a verbal confrontation.

This case was investigated by the Everett Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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