Pair Federally Charged For Witness Murder Conspiracy

BOSTON – Two men from Southeastern Massachusetts are being federally charged with allegedly conspiring to murder a witness in a federal trial as well as gang rivals.

The Justice Department says Elijah Melton of Middleboro and Kareem Pires of Wareham have each been charged with one count of conspiring to commit murder for hire.

Pires allegedly met with an informant and provided information about a witness Melton wanted killed over their cooperation in a fentanyl distribution case.

By Jim McCabe, NewsCenter

About Jim McCabe

Jim McCabe is a native of (suburban) Philadelphia who has lived in New England and covered Cape Cod news since 2016. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the Cape-based Seahawks Hockey Club .
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