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An artist's composite sketch of the suspect in the murder of East Providence resident Yusef A'Vant.

Search for A’Vant murder suspect approaches two weeks

Search for A’Vant murder suspect approaches two weeks

EAST PROVIDENCE — Approaching two weeks since the murder of 42-year-old businessman Yusef A’Vant in city, East Providence Police continue their quest to find the killer. Discussing the case on Monday afternoon, Aug. 25, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said “we’re still investigating” the shooting incident, which took the life of Mr. A’Vant, the owner/operator

East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella (left) and Captain Bruce Kidman talk at the scene of Wednesday's murder.

E.P. Police Chief Parella assuages fears of residents

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a resident of the city and obviously a well-known figure because of his position, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella empathizes with those who live and work around the 2402 Pawtucket Ave. location where Yusef A’Vant was gunned down by an assailant Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13. The chief understands the concern

A police sketch of the suspect in the murder of Yusef A'Vant in East Providence on August 13.

Police release sketch of suspect in E.P. shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police, Friday, Aug. 15, released a sketch of the suspect in the murder of a city man two days earlier. In releasing the rendering, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the suspect is a black male, aged between late 30s and early 40s, at an approximated height of 5-feet-11, and

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Jett pleads not guilty in connection with 2012 East Providence murder

PROVIDENCE — Murder suspect Andrew Jett entered a plea of not guilty during when he was arraigned Wednesday, April 16, in the 2012 death of Michelle Busby. His next court date is July 16 for a pre-trial conference. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin filed notice of intent with the Court that the office is seeking life

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Grand Jury indicts Jett for 2012 Busby murder in East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The office of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Tuesday, March 25, a Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Andrew Jett with one count of murder in the 2012 death of Michelle Busby. According to the Grand Jury report, it is alleged that on or about dates between August 21, 2012

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East Providence man pleads guilty to Christmas 2010 murder of Staria Silva

PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday, Feb. 12, that Raymond Grundy, 38, with a last known address of Fifth Street in East Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl for the Christmas 2010 murder of Staria Silva in her East Providence apartment. Under the terms of the plea agreement,


East Providence murder suspect ordered held without bail

FALL RIVER — The Fall River Herald reports Will Tate, the East Providence resident arrested as the suspect in a January 5 murder there, has been ordered held without bail after appearing in Massachusetts District Court Tuesday, Jan. 7. According to The Herald report, “District Court Judge Thomas Barrett agreed to hold Mr. Tate without


Numerous law enforcement agencies help arrest East Providence man on murder charge

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police announced late Sunday evening, Jan. 5, the arrest of an East Providence man wanted for homicide in Massachusetts. At 11 a.m., members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force and Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested Will B. Tate, 34, of 87 Sutton Ave., Apartment No. 2, as

The suspect in the murder of city resident Michelle Busby, James Jett, talks with his legal representative as he was arraigned on charges in the case Wednesday, Feb. 13.

East Providence murder suspect Jett has past history of extreme violence

PROVIDENCE — Andrew Jett, the suspect in the August 2012 murder of city resident Michelle Busby, has a violent history, including past murder charges for an incident in Providence some two decades ago. According to East Providence Police, the last known residence for Mr. Jett, 53, was the same 71 Metacomet Ave. home where Ms.