Suspect in New Bedford Homicide Ordered Held

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced that Syrelle Grace, 18, of 120 Ingell Street in Taunton, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment today in New Bedford District Court. Grace is charged with murder connected to the June 11 homicide in New Bedford of 19-year-old Marcel Francois of New Bedford.

On the night of the incident, New Bedford Police received 911 calls regarding gunshots in the area of Liberty and Court Street around 11:30 pm. Upon arrival at the scene, police found 19-year-old, Marcel Francois, in Harrington Park suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and was pronounced dead around 12:30 am.

Grace is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on July 29.

The investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney Dan Walsh, who also handled today’s arraignment. New Bedford Police, working in concert with State Police deceives and homicide unit prosecutors from this office, continue to actively investigate the homicide.


Ashley Bendiksen
Executive Assistant
774-929-5614—after hours