A federal judge today sentenced Lutherson "Boogs" Bonheur of Brockton to 19 years in federal prison for a variety of drug-related charges, including fatally shooting a customer outside an apartment building on Huntington Avenue at River Street in Hyde Park, the US Attorney's office reports.
Jeffrey Randall, 30, of Barnstable was found dead of gunshot wounds around 4:05 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2015 outside 493 Huntington Ave..
According to the US Attorney's office in Boston, Bonheur, whose gang sold drugs and access to women on the Cape, among other places, lured Randall to the Hyde Park address:
[U]nder the guise that Bonheur needed the victim to conduct counter-surveillance while he purchased heroin. When they arrived in Hyde Park, Bonheur shot and killed the victim with a handgun. Bonheur subsequently drove to Antoine’s residence where they arranged a sale of the murder weapon. The handgun was later intercepted by investigators.
Bonheur, now 29, was not initially charged with Randall's death when he was indicted with drug kingpin Marvin Antoine and others on drug, prostitution and gun charges. A charge of "possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense resulting in death" was added in 2017. The charge was refined as voluntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 18 years and which is meant for deaths that result from "a sudden quarrel or heat of passion" rather than a deliberate act.
According to an affidavit by an FBI agent in the case, somebody called one of Antoine's phones ten times between 4:17 a.m. - just 12 minutes after police arrived at Huntington Avenue - and 4:53 a.m., but investigators were not monitoring the line at the time so don't know what was said. But by 8:17 a.m., they were and they listened in as Antoine got on the phone with Bonheur and then discussed the shooting and what to do with the gun.
"That shit's a Reynolds" Antoine said. The FBI agent translated that to be a reference to Reynolds Wrap, as in something was wrapped up. He then told Antoine to put the gun in the basement of the stash house where they kept both drugs and women: "Make sure these bitches are quiet, 'caus this is a Reynolds for nigga."
"Already done," Bonheur replied.
Bonheur agreed to plead guilty in 2017 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and cocaine; one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin two counts of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and cocaine; two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm; one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense resulting in death.
A hearing on his plea kept getting postponed until October, 2020; his sentencing was then delayed until today. He will receive credit for the time he has already spent behind bars at a federal prison in Rhode Island.
Antoine is currently serving a 25-year sentence.