Two people have been arrested in connection with this week's homicide in Mechanicville, the community's first in two decades.

19 year-old Nikolai Mavashev of Halfmoon, and 16 year-old Joseph Broscko of Clifton Park have both been charged with second degree murder in the death of David Feliciano, and both were in court for arriagnment this morning.

"This is a sad case," said Mechanicville police chief Joseph Waldren.  "It's a senseless act."

Feliciano's body was found in the driveway of his home at 42-44 Grove St. on Monday evening.

Police are not saying much about the details of the case at this point, and are not commenting on allegations that this was a drug-related murder.  Police also refused to comment when asked which of the two suspects fired the fatal shots.

Still, State Police Major Robert Patnaude said investigators had one thing going for them, lots of tips.  "The community was a big help in this case," Patnaude said.  "We got really good leads from the community.  They stepped up and did what they were supposed to do to help us solve this case."

Broscko has been ruled to be not eligible for youthful offender status. 


Photos:  Mechanicville Police Dept.