Fall River Arraignment

A 16-year-old Fall River juvenile male who was arrested last Thursday in connection to last week’s homicide of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River waived rendition in Rhode Island this morning and will be arraigned today at 2 p.m. 

in Fall River District Court on a single count of murder.

The defendant can now be publicly identified as Michael Holloway, 16, of Fall River.  He is currently being transported back to Massachusetts by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office. 

The defendant was arrested last Thursday night in West Warwick, RI in connection to the Wednesday night/Thursday morning homicide in Fall River.

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office and Homicide Unit prosecutors  continue to investigate the homicide.


At around 11:55 P.M.. on Wednesday night, Fall River Police responded to a 911 call regarding a young male being stabbed during an altercation at 96 Fountain Street.


 When first responders arrived on scene, they found Mr. Wheeler lying on the floor of the apartment suffering from an apparent stab wound.  


The victim was rushed to St. Anne's Hospital where he was declared deceased at 12:42 A.M.. Thursday morning