Suspect arrested in 7-Eleven homicide

HYDE SQ.—A suspect in last year’s stabbing death of a Jamaica Plain man in the 7-Eleven parking lot was arrested yesterday by Boston Police officers and charged with murder.

Kenneth Soto, 19, was killed during an early-morning fight at the 451 Centre St. convenience store on Oct. 16.

The man charged in the killing is Hector Soto, 20, a Roslindale resident who is not related to the victim, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Hector Soto was arrested by the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force, the Homicide Unit and detectives from JP’s District E-13 Police Station.

Police also charged Chris Rivera, 23, of Roxbury with being an accessory after the fact to the crime, and with assault and battery, according to BPD. Rivera was arrested on a warrant on March 6.


Updated version: This story was updated with information about the arrest of Rivera.

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