Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Victor Cruz (age 26) 15 Detroit Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1705A
The Statewide Grand Jury reported out a secret and sealed indictment charging Victor Cruz with one count of second degree murder. The indictment was unsealed today in Providence County Superior Court when the defendant was arraigned on the charge.
It is alleged that on or about March 7, 2015, Cruz punched Arthur Porter several times. Porter sustained injuries that resulted in his death on December 19, 2015. Cruz was initially charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct.
Cranston Police Detectives Joseph Hopkins and John Cardone conducted the investigation. Cruz was released on $75,000 surety bail. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for June 22, 2016.