Haverhill Man to Face Arraignment for Larkin Murder

Carlos Rivera has been arrested and charged with the May 2018 murder of Jeffrey Larkin, police said. (File photograph)

A 39-year-old Haverhill man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, charged with the May 2018 murder of city man Jeffrey Larkin on Emerson Street.

Carlos Rivera was taken into custody by Haverhill and State Police and will answer to a murder charge during arraignment Thursday in Haverhill District Court, Chief Alan R. DeNaro and Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said in a joint statement. Rivera, of 30 Lancaster St., was arrested at his home by Haverhill Detective Joseph Benedetti on an outstanding warrant just before 2 p.m.

Larkin and Rivera were acquaintances, police said.

A 25-year-old woman named Sky Stefanelli was also indicted by an Essex County grand jury Wednesday on a charge of accessory after the fact. Her Superior Court arraignment date has not yet been set.

The Emerson Street shooting death of Larkin was the city’s first murder of 2018. Eleven days after Larkin’s May 6 death, 20-year-old Nike Colon was gunned down in an unrelated drive-by shooting in Haverhill’s Mount Washington neighborhood. As WHAV previously reported, Colon’s alleged killer, Eddy Almonte, was indicted in connection with the murder during a secret grand jury proceeding in July.