Two additional suspects held in Providence killing

Justin Santerre

Two people from Fall River were arraigned Tuesday in the stabbing death of a man in Providence.

Justin Santerre was ordered held as a Superior Court violator. His girlfriend, Lisa Fisher, was charged with failing to report a felony and ordered held on $10,000 surety bail.

Santerre, 32, is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police said he had the knife that was used to kill 22-year-old Satchel Ramos on Atwells Avenue on March 2.

Ramos and his brother, Clyde, who was also stabbed but survived, intervened when Santerre and three others, including Eric Souza, started fighting with another couple, who left before the victims were stabbed.

"Mr. Ramos was stabbed seven times and died as a result of that. It's also alleged that, although not contained in the complaint, that he also stabbed Satchel Ramos's brother, Clyde Ramos, an additional four times," prosecutor Scott Erickson said.

"You try to do something good, you get hurt. The message is be very careful. If you see some crime going on, call the police. We'll be there as fast as we can," said Providence police Maj. David Lapatin.

Souza, 29, of Freetown, Mass., was arrested at the scene and is detained on murder and conspiracy charges. Police said Souza is a friend of Santerre and Fisher.

Police said they expect to issue a warrant for a fourth suspect Tuesday afternoon.