July 2 2015

Two Arrested in Connection to Murder at Burlington Extended Stay Hotel

By: Rich Hosford


Two men were arrested Monday morning in connection to an apparent homicide at the Extended Stay America hotel last Thursday. 

Epshod Jeune, 24, of Burlington and Derrell Fisher, 21, of Roxbury, are each charged with murder, attempted armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting death of Sanisha Johnson, 34, of the Bronx, NY, at the Extended Stay America Hotel in Burlington on July 2, 2015, a release from District Attorney Marian Ryan and Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent states. 

Additionally, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo announced that each man is also charged with armed robbery and armed assault in a dwelling of a woman at the Red Roof Inn in Woburn in the late evening of July 1 into the early morning of July 2, 2015, shortly before the Burlington murder.

The defendants will be arraigned in Woburn District Court on Monday, July 6, 2015. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Chief of Homicide Adrienne Lynch.  

These incidents were investigated by the Burlington Police Department, the Woburn Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Original Story 

Police are investigating what appears to be a homicide at a Burlington hotel. 


There was a large police presence at the Extended Stay America at 40 South Avenue throughout the day on Thursday and in the evening District Attorney Marian Ryan and Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent announced that the scene was a homicide investigation. 


According to an announcement from the two agencies, at approximately 12:20 a.m. early Thursday morning the Burlington Police were called by front desk personnel at the hotel after guests reported hearing a woman screaming and what sounded like gunshots. 


Police arrived at the scene and did a room-to-room search. During that investigation they found a deceased female in a guest room. 


According to police and the district attorney, this situation remains a very active and ongoing investigation. Crime Scene Services were still at the hotel Thursday evening collecting evidence. 


The identity of the victim has not been released as next of kin have not yet been notified. 


BNEWS will stay on this story and bring you updates as more information becomes available. 


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