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Man held without bail in 2011 Lawrence killing

On New Year’s Eve, a father of two boys was fatally shot

LAWRENCE — Instead of doing last-second shopping for gifts, preparing their feast, or accommodating holiday guests on Christmas Eve, members of Johann Miranda’s family caught a glimpse of his alleged killer in court here Monday morning, nearly a year after his death.

On the morning of New Year’s Eve 2011, Miranda’s family members received a call from police that left them grieving as the most festive hours of the year approached. Miranda, 29, the father of two boys, was fatally shot at 1:20 a.m. in front of a food truck parked near 56 Jackson St.

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