BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The man accused of shooting a Norwood teenager in broad daylight last month was ordered held without bail on Friday. Csean Skerritt is accused of shooting and killing 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence of Norwood on January 29. He pleaded not guilty to the murder at his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court.
Prosecutors in the case say Lawrence was shot several times while walking through his grandmother's Mattapan neighborhood that Sunday morning and listening to music. They said in court that the shooting was caught on video, but that there was no evidence the two knew each other in any way.
Skerritt has a lengthy rap sheet — one of the charges he's facing is that of being an "armed career criminal." He was already in police custody on unrelated drug charges when he was arrested for the murder.
Suffolk County D.A. Kevin Hayden called the arraignment "One small step in the direction of justice" for the Lawrence family after the hearing. Prosecutors haven't narrowed down a motive for the shooting. Skerritt is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on March 17.