The double homicide on Chester Avenue

September 10, 2010
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An apartment on Chester Avenue early in the morning earlier this week.

The city is asleep.

Two Chelsea young men are asleep at 95 Chester Avenue – and there are others inside the apartment.

An assailant or assailants come to the apartment.

The two Chelsea young men are shot to death.

In actuality, they are executed.

They die on the spot.

Later that morning police are called to the address – and then the word gets out: two men shot to death in Chelsea.

A large crowd gathers outside the house.

The state police are called to control the crowd as investigators move in to do their work.

The Chelsea Record receives two messages – powerful and real, from two of our most important leaders decrying the violence.

City Manager Jay Ash is beside himself.

Police Chief Brian Kyes, too.

Like all of us, and everyone living in this city, this double homicide, this brutal double murder, this execution of two young Chelsea men, both 26, is hard to take.

We learn that they were both known to the local police.

We all tend to think that drugs were involved – and it is quite possible these were executions by an angry drug dealer; angry that he was owed money for drugs either stolen or not paid for.

The drug was most likely cocaine.

We don’t know this for certain – and we don’t known who carried out the executions.

What type of people do such things, we tend to ask ourselves?

Animals do such things.

Savages.

People who have lost their interest in life.

The two Chelsea young men executed earlier this week were known to police.

Their lives weren’t exemplary.

But they didn’t deserve to die.

The bigger question. The greater question. The nagging question that begs for an answer is how many more are going to die, to be executed in this city and in Greater Boston, before we all come together to wipe out the guns and to tame the violence?

  • Jose Oliver

    If you do not know something for certain, how are you commenting on it? That would be like saying, I think the Record Staff employee who wrote this article is gay. DO I know if this person is gay? No, but hey, I felt like expressing my opinions and sharing them with the world so that i can influence how they feel about YOU. Sure, you were probably trying to make a valid point but the focus was overshadowed by your asumptions. next time stick to the facts. Jose Oliver

  • Jescenia Pena

    By Record Staff… (hahaha) First of all I was able to note that by you not putting up your name its because you know that you did not state any true facts.

    Personally, I was fortunate enough to know both individuals and my heart goes out to their families at this moment in which two mother's lost their sons, siblings lost their brother, and children lost their fathers. Please have some decent respect for what actually happened because the way that you handled this story was all wrong. So best advise is to take your handy dandy notebook and do your job. Find out who they really were the lives that they did impact before you write trash like this again.

    I would like to take a moment to apologize for the thrash that you wrote on your behalf for being such scum.

    The community of CHELSEA needs to come together to stop the violence. The way that things are going right now are making me scared seeing I have children myself. Lets provide a safer place for all of them. “LETS STOP THE VIOLENCE”.

    I unlike you will state my name Jescenia Pena.

  • Bonnie Diaz

    Wow Amazing how ppl can sit there and state inaccurate statements like we are speaking about something insignificant! You are speaking about 2 ppl who lost their lives and regardless if u THINK its because of drugs DON'T state it unless you have proof !! I am honestly disgusted how Boston in general is taking charge of these situations we have had more murders this summer alone for the most stupid things…. What you should be writing about is how WE need to get it together young adults are dying for no reason and how to keep our children safe from those Savages you speak about!

  • jamie

    OMG the Record staff is unbelievable! So your just guessing that Coke was the reason so that's what you're going to write hey anything to make the victims looks bad and make it their fault. That is what sells more papers right? What about the parents, siblings, the children that have to read what you say about their father's just beacuse you can. The only correct in this story is “But they didn’t deserve to die.”

    How about for once getting the story correct? No that would mean you would have to work and ask the right questions! Your just has stupid as the person who asked if the killers where black (Chelsea Topix) Oh wait Jenret was Black and Angel was Rican that means they sell drugs that's right because all minorities sell drugs! How stupid does that sound! Sorry to inform you not all of us do!

    You did not know these men so DO NOT judge them from what you hear/ read!

  • zduck1010

    Joshua Resnik wrote this article for anyone that cares… I hear a DEFAMATION of CHARACTER suit is in order

  • These two kids we well known drug dealers and thieves in chelsea. I think the chelsea record should publish both their police records for the public to see. I think the newspaper should have published every crime these two have committed. They were drug dealers and thieves. They put their friends and family in danger at every turn. Now they are dead from leading pathtic lives.

  • fedupinmass

    Until the drug dealers are taken to an incinerator, these things will continue to happen. They pray on the addicts who will do or say anything to get their drugs. And by the way, I believe it must have been OC's NOT cocaine. These dealers reel in the addicts and play nice at first, then they have the addicts by the balls. They threaten their families and they treaten the addict. And even when the dealer gets paid, they still have you by the balls. The dealer's weapon is not the drugs its the fear they instill. No they didn't deserve to die. Its not the guns that need to be wiped out – its the dealers that pray on the weakness and addiction of the users that need to be wiped out. Maybe the death penalty would deter the drug dealing scum. I am speaking from the perspective of a parent of an addict. Gather all the dealers and light a match!

  • fedupinmass

    Until the drug dealers are taken to an incinerator, these things will continue to happen. They pray on the addicts who will do or say anything to get their drugs. And by the way, I believe it must have been OC's NOT cocaine. These dealers reel in the addicts and play nice at first, then they have the addicts by the balls. They threaten their families and they treaten the addict. And even when the dealer gets paid, they still have you by the balls. The dealer's weapon is not the drugs its the fear they instill. No they didn't deserve to die. Its not the guns that need to be wiped out – its the dealers that pray on the weakness and addiction of the users that need to be wiped out. Maybe the death penalty would deter the drug dealing scum. I am speaking from the perspective of a parent of an addict. Gather all the dealers and light a match!


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