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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a murder earlier this year in Springfield.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that 21-year-old Jason Batchelor was taken into custody Thursday at his Bristol Street home on murder charges. 

Batchelor had been indicted recently by a Hampden County grand jury in the shooting death of Robert Crochiere on Main Street on February 24.

In May, 24-year-old Quamel Batchelor and 23-year-old and Fernando Massey were arrested in Orlando, FL on fugitive from justice warrants.  They were brought back to Springfield on June 3 and were formally charged with murder in connection with Crochiere's homicide the next day.

The case remains under investigation.

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