A Kingston man awaiting trial for murder and armed assault with intent to murder – and then going on the lam – is set to be tried in June.
Richard Boucher Jr. is accused of fatally shooting James Tigges of Abington and wounding Jackson Duncan of Plymouth in May 2010 outside a Plymouth house party before going on the lam.
Duncan was paralyzed after the shooting.
Boucher’s district court arraignment was held in June 2010, after he was arrested at a McDonalds in Oxford, MA by the Massachusetts State Police Warrant Apprehension Team. This June, two years after his arraignment, Boucher is scheduled to go to trial in Brockton Superior Court.
Boucher on Monday made an appearance for a hearing before a superior court judge, to check on the status of experts including doctors and, reportedly, therapists, who Defense Attorney Joseph Krowski Senior plans to call on during the jury trial, scheduled to start June 4th.
Monday’s court appearance was one of the last scheduled dates for Boucher before his scheduled trial date. He is due to appear on May 15th for a final pre-trial hearing.
Boucher, who is being held in the Bristol County House of Corrections, is charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and carrying a firearm without a license.