Man charged with murder in Cambridge beating death

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Posted 9/25/21

CAMBRIDGE — A man has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death Sept. 24 of Roshanda S. Willis, 39, also of Cambridge.

On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:40 p.m., a male …

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Man charged with murder in Cambridge beating death

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CAMBRIDGE — A man has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death Sept. 24 of Roshanda S. Willis, 39, also of Cambridge.

On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:40 p.m., a male subject arrived at the back door of the Cambridge Police Department at 8 Washington St. The male subject was covered in blood and as officers encountered the male he stated, “I killed her,” a statement from the police said.

Officers then detained the man, who was identified as a 31-year-old resident of Cambridge. When officers attempted to find out exactly what happened and where the victim was, he stated, “She is probably still laying there”.
The man could not give an exact location, so he was placed in a patrol vehicle, at which time he directed officers to the area of 22 Washington St., the roadway leading to the old Phillips Packing House buildings, the statement said.

It was at that time that officers found the victim laying in the roadway near the property of 22 Washington St. in a large pool of blood and had visible signs of severe injury to the head and facial areas. Officers and Emergency Medical Services personnel who arrived on scene attempted to perform life-saving measures. However, the victim, later identified as Ms. Willis, had succumbed to her injuries.

An investigation was conducted by detectives from the Cambridge Police Department along with the assistance from the Dorchester County State’s Attorney. Detectives were able to locate surveillance footage of the incident taking place which showed the man violently beat the victim for an extended period before leaving her body and walking toward the Cambridge Police Department, the statement said.

The man told detectives the reason for the incident was due to problems he and the victim were having in their relationship.
Dion D. Ennals,has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, and first- and second-degree assault. Mr. Ennals was seen by the Court Commissioner and ordered held on no bond.