Holyoke South Bridge Street murder suspect held without bail

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The third suspect in connection with a murder in Holyoke was arraigned Thursday afternoon.

Hampden County DA Spokesman Jim Leydon told 22News, 29-year-old Brian Vazquez-Rivera is being held without the right to bail and is scheduled to be back in court February 24.

Police arrested Rivera in the Bronx on Friday in connection with a deadly shooting on South Bridge Street in Holyoke on January 10. The victim of that shooting has been identified as 21-year-old Jesus Otero Marrero.

Vazquez was returned to Holyoke, where he faces a murder charge.

Two other suspects have already been arrested: 30-year-old Jean Carlos Rivera and 30-year-old Merkin Andrade. Carlos Rivera is being held without bail and is set to return to court on February 14.

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