Two arraigned in connection with ongoing investigation of body found in Hatfield March 10

Date: 
05.09.2018

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, a Hampshire County Grand Jury issued an indictment against Alondra E. Gil, 22, of Northampton, for Perjury, and an indictment against Mercedes Diaz-Wright, 22, of Northampton, for Misleading a Police Officer.  

Thereafter, the Court issued arrest warrants for both defendants.  The indictments issued by the Grand Jury relate to an ongoing criminal investigation into the death of Daniel Cruz, whose burning, deceased body was found in Hatfield on March 10, 2018.  

Both of the defendants were arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court today after being arrested by members of the Northampton Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police. 

At Gil’s arraignment, the Court set a $3,500 cash bail.  Her next date in court is June 23 for a pre-trial hearing.  

At Diaz-Wright’s arraignment, the Court set a $10,000 cash bail without prejudice. Her next date in court is May 16 for a bail hearing.  

The investigation into the death of Mr. Cruz is ongoing.