FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) –The fourth suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man on Federal Hill is expected in court Friday.
William Lopes is scheduled to be arraigned on felony assault charges and is also a bail violator. He waived extradition in Fall River on Thursday.
The arrest is the fourth in connection with the murder of Satchel Ramos.
Ramos was fatally stabbed in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 2, on Atwells Avenue while trying to break up an argument. Ramos’ brother, Clyde, was also injured and transported to the hospital the night of the stabbing, but his injuries were said to be minor.
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Both Eric Souza, 29 of Assonet, Mass. and Justin Santerre, 32, of Fall River have been arraigned on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police believe Santerre delivered the fatal stab wounds that killed Ramos.
Souza was released Thursday on $50,000 bail.
A third suspect, Santerre’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Lisa Fisher, also of Fall River, is accused of helping Santerre hide after the stabbing and has been charged with failing to report a felony.