Two men are scheduled to be sentenced today in a Boston courtroom one day after they werre both convicted of murdering 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis on a Dorchester street in 2010.
On Thursday, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Joshua Fernandes, 18, and Crisostomo Lopes, 22, of first-degree murder for the May 30, 2010 shooting.
The conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, and the trial will automatically be reviewed by the Supreme Judicial Court.
During the trial, Suffolk County prosecutors alleged that Lopes grabbed Fomby-Davis off a scooter and held him while Fernandes shot him. Testimony suggested the two defendants had mistaken Fomby-Davis for his brother, who had been harassed by local gang members.
After Thursday’s verdict, Fomby-Davis’ father, Nathaniel Davis Jr., praised the jury’s decision to convict the defendants.
“They got what they deserved,” he said. “The way they ambushed and executed my son. . . . It was the right thing to do to lock them up for the rest of their lives, the rest of their natural lives.”