Uhmari Bufford, 26, was arraigned today on charges he murdered Augusta Carter on Parker Street in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain last Wednesday.
Bufford was on bail awaiting charges for robbing a livery driver at gunpoint outside the Mission Park development in June, 2019. The Herald reports that Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins vowed today her office will now seek to have people facing armed-robbery and similar gun charges held without bail pending their trials.
According to the DA's office, Bufford didn't simply shoot Carter, he shot him repeatedly to make sure he was dead:
The victim, Mr. Carter, 45, was among a group of individuals standing in a courtyard in the area of 950 Parker Street shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, when a gunman approached on foot. The assailant shot Mr. Carter multiple times, then stood over the victim’s body and fired twice more before fleeing.
The DA's office adds that in addition to the armed-robbery charges, Bufford was also out on bail while awaiting disposition of two 2020 cases: One for witness intimidation and disturbing the peace in Roxbury, and an indictment in Suffolk Superior Court on firearm charges.
As is usual in murder cases, a judge ordered Bufford held without bail.