• 22-year-old faces murder charge in Lawrence court Friday


    LAWRENCE, Mass. - An Amesbury man is set to be arraigned on murder charges. 

    Niko Bianco, 22, is responsible for the death of a man found dead in a parking lot in Lawrence last month, according to police. 

    Ellis Wright, 48, was found dead on June 19 with a gun lying nearby. 

    Police say the followed a blood trail through the neighborhood. 

    Bianco was arrested a few days later in New Hampshire. 

    Bianco was extradited to Massachusetts and will face a murder charge in Lawrence District Court. 

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