Walter Shelley, 61, of Tewksbury, is charged with first degree murder and intimidation of a witness in the 1969 murder of 15-year-old Tewksbury boy, according to the Sun.
Prosecutors allege Shelley, Michael Ferreira and Edward Allen Brown, all Tewksbury teenagers at the time, picked up 15-year-old Tewksbury resident John McCabe after a school dance at the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus, according to the Sun.
The three teens drove McCabe to a vacant field in Lowell, bound his hands and feet, taped his mouth and eyes shut and left him, according to the Sun.
The three returned to the field around an hour later to find McCabe dead, with the state medical examiner ruling the teen died from asphyxiation by strangulation, according to the Sun.
A Middlesex Superior Court jury cleared Ferreira of murder charges in January, according to the Sun.