A Bristol County Superior Court jury found Joseph (“JoJo”) Noe not guilty in the September 2019 shooting death of former Oak Bluffs firefighter Eric Voshell.
It was an emotional end to the trial with Noe hugging his attorney, Rob Galibois, and his wife as he left the courtroom. In the lobby, Noe received well-wishes from members of the Outlaws, motorcycle club he belongs to before riding off.
Voshell, 39, died at a Rhode Island hospital following a motorcycle club melee outside JC’s Cafe in Fall River. He was allegedly shot in the head. Noe also faced two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly wounding two other people during the melee, but he was also found not guilty of those charges.
Ahead of the verdict, Judge Raffi Yessayan told those in the gallery he understood “emotions can run high” when a jury’s decision is revealed however he expected a continuance of the restraint that had been exhibited throughout the trial. The audience obliged when the verdict was read aloud. Once outside, several of Noe’s fellow club members put on biker vests or “cuts” that hadn’t been worn in the courthouse. Noe hopped on a motorcycle with his wife and motored away with several other bikers.