WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Two teenagers faced a judge Wednesday in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old girl in Woonsocket two years ago.
Craig Robinson and Quinton St. Pierre, both 19, pleaded not guilty to their alleged roles in the shooting death of Nyasia Williams-Thomas in December 2019.
Williams-Thomas was sitting in her car with two other people – a 21-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy – when she was shot and killed, according to the attorney general’s office.
Investigators said Williams-Thomas was not the intended target, and the suspects were actually after the boy who was with her.
Even though Robinson and St. Pierre were minors when Williams-Thomas was killed, the AG’s office said they will be tried as adults.
Robinson and St. Pierre are charged with murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and several firearms violations. Both men are due back in court for a pretrial hearing in June.
A third suspect, identified as Jose Ortiz Martinez, was indicted last year and remains held without bail.