DA Charges Woman with Misleading Police in Murder Case
Pittsfield - The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office has charged a fourth person in connection with the 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.
Dayanlee Bracero-Quirindo, 23, surrendered on a warrant and was arraigned on two counts of misleading a police officer on Wednesday in Berkshire County Superior Court. A pretrial conference will take place on Oct. 3.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office obtained a total of four indictments in the case from a grand jury on June 26th, including the one charging Bracero-Quirindo.
The grand jury handed down indictments charging Carey Pilot, 46, Gary Linen, 39, and Elizabeth Perez, 27, with first-degree murder. The three murder suspects were recently arraigned in Berkshire County Superior Court and held without the right to bail.
Members of the Springfield Police Department’s Warrant Apprehension Unit, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and Hampden County Sheriff’s Department arrested Pilot on a warrant June 27th in Springfield. She also faces a charge of intimidation of witness in the case. State Police arrested Perez on a warrant July 3rd in Quincy. She also is charged with misleading police.
Asiyanna Jones, 22, died Oct. 2, 2017, when she was struck by gunfire while seated in a vehicle on Dewey Avenue in Pittsfield.
“The District Attorney’s Office will continue to work in partnership with Pittsfield Police Department to hold these individuals responsible for the death of Asiyanna Jones and for obstructing justice,” Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ms. Jones as we pursue justice in this case.”