CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — A lengthy investigation by Central Falls detectives into a fatal assault has resulted in the indictment of a city teenager who’s already serving time for a separate crime.
Devan Auclair, 19, was indicted by a grand jury last week on a charge of murder in the death of Simon Hernandez.
Hernandez, 48, was assaulted at about midnight on Dec. 31, 2012, in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Acorn Street, according to police. When officers arrived on scene the victim was incoherent but still conscious, and he was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.
He died as a result of his injuries on Jan. 8.
Police said Auclair is expected to be arraigned Aug. 27 in Providence Superior Court. He’s currently serving a two and a half-year sentence for first-degree robbery.
Below is our report following Hernandez’s death last year: