Five defendants indicted by grand jury in Delacruz-Batista murder

The grand jury returned indictments of Jamel Nicholson, Timothy McFadden, Naquan Miller, and Anthony Robertson for murder and other charges.

Pittsfield — The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday, July 29, that a grand jury has indicted five defendants on charges related to the murder of Reymon Delacruz-Batista.
According to the District Attorney’s Office press release, the grand jury returned indictments of Jamel Nicholson, Timothy McFadden, Naquan Miller, and Anthony Robertson for murder and other charges.
The grand jury also returned an indictment of Melissa Perrea for obstruction of justice and destruction of documents and objects.
The defendants will be all arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court over the next few weeks.
Nicholson faces charges of murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, accessory before the fact, accessory after the fact, and two counts of illegal possession of a firearm. McFadden faces charges of murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and two counts of illegal possession of a loaded firearm.
Miller faces charges of murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, accessory before the fact, accessory after the fact, and description of documents and objects.
Robertson faces charges of murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and two counts of illegal possession of a loaded firearm.
Hunters found the body of Delacruz-Batista at the Pittsfield State Forest in early December 2021.
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is investigating the homicide.