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2nd person charged in fatal home invasion in North Providence


NORTH PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — North Providence police have arrested a second person in connection with a home invasion that killed a man and wounded his mother earlier this month.

Eighteen-year-old Viclei Hernandez of Providence was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and several other crimes.

Police say Hernandez and 24-year-old Dari Garcia of Providence are charged in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Richard Catalano and the wounding of his mother during a home invasion Aug. 17. His mother is recovering from gunshot injuries to her jaw and shoulder.

Catalano's girlfriend told WJAR-TV that she believed Catalano's expensive sneaker collection was what sparked the home invasion.

Hernandez is detained without bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Garcia was arrested on similar charges.

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