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Man who fired shot that triggered asthma attack charged with murder

Kelvin Rowell lay in a coma for more than a month before he died, the victim of a violent asthma attack. But the cause of his death was anything but natural, according to prosecutors.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said the 40-year-old man was killed by a gunman who fired into a crowd of Rowell and his friends as they stood on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury.

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