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Missing boy’s family erupts in court

FITCHBURG — Moments after a judge found the mother of missing 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver competent to stand trial Friday, the boy’s uncle erupted in anguished rage, wailing, “Where’s my nephew?” over and over as his wife tried to hug him and cover his mouth.

Court officers and state troopers swarmed Sandrino Oliver and wrestled him out of the courtroom while family members and friends tried to shield him. The group spilled out onto the sidewalk in front of the courthouse, still jostling and shouting, and Sandrino Oliver ran down the street, where he hunched against a building, sobbing.

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