Montero Arraigned in 2013 Shooting Death

February 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

WORCESTER — Eduardo Montero was ordered held without bail after being arraigned in Worcester Superior Court for murder in the shooting death of a man at a Chandler Street barbershop, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Mr. Montero, 42, formerly of 16 Laurel St., Worcester, had been at large since the time of the shooting until being arrested last year in his native Dominican Republic. He was returned to the United States on Friday accompanied by U.S. Marshals.

Mr. Montero is being charged in the death of 30-year-old Eliezer Rivera of Worcester who was shot in the chest about 5:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 2013, following a confrontation at the former Fadeaway Barber Shop at 52 Chandler St. Mr. Rivera was transported to a local hospital by two men and was pronounced dead a short time later.

A Worcester County grand jury indicted Mr. Montero on Aug. 12, 2015 on charges of murder, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

Judge James G. Reardon continued the case toMarch 10.

“This arraignment is the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people,” Mr. Early said. “Credit goes to Worcester Police detectives who conducted a thorough investigation and identified Eduardo Montero as the suspect. I want to thank authorities in the Dominican Republic for their arrest of Mr. Montero and the U.S. Marshals in facilitating his return to face justice. I also want to thank members of my staff for their efforts in the lengthy extradition process.”

Assistant District Attorney Brett Dillon will prosecute the case.