Revere man sentenced to 18-20 years for manslaughter, different expenses


John Brooks, 35, of Dorchester, was killed throughout an altercation in 2019 exterior Revere’s Cinco de Mayo restaurant.

A Revere man pleaded responsible to manslaughter within the deadly taking pictures of Dorchester’s John Brooks, 35, in 2019, in addition to different expenses, authorities stated Friday. 

Jorge Cordova, 25, was sentenced by Suffolk Superior Courtroom Decide Jackie Cowin Thursday to 18-20 years in state jail adopted by two years of probation, in response to an announcement from Suffolk District Legal professional Kevin Hayden.

On July 18, 2019, Brooks and a buddy had been in an altercation with 4 youthful males and a lady exterior the Cinco de Mayo restaurant in Revere.

“Through the altercation, which was captured on video, Cordova withdrew a black and silver firearm from his waistband and shot Brooks as soon as within the stomach earlier than fleeing the scene on foot,” the assertion stated.

Authorities stated Brooks obtained life-sustaining remedy for 5 days at Massachusetts Basic Hospital earlier than dying from his accidents on July 23. 

The subsequent day, Cordova was arrested in Dorchester, the place a black and silver .45 caliber Taurus handgun was recovered from the room detectives discovered him in, prosecutors stated. 

Hayden’s workplace reported that the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory discovered {that a} .45 caliber cartridge casing from the taking pictures scene in Revere had been fired from the identical Taurus handgun. 

Hayden expressed sympathy for the Brooks household.

“My deepest sympathies exit to the household and pals of Mr. Brooks, whose life ended far too early by the hands of somebody carrying an unlawful firearm and utilizing it to horrible impact,” he stated. “As soon as once more, we see the tragic outcomes of too many firearms within the arms of too many individuals prepared to make use of them.”