BOSTON (WHDH) – The Massachusetts Governor’s Council is ready to carry a public listening to Wednesday on Gov. Charlie Baker’s really helpful commutation of a person’s first-degree homicide sentence.
On Jan. 12, Baker recommended that the first-degree homicide sentence of William Allen, 48, be commuted to second-degree homicide.
The commutation have to be accepted by the Governor’s Council and if accepted, Allen can be eligible for a parole listening to.
Allen has served 27 years in jail for his position within the homicide of Purvis Bester.
On February 8, 1994, Allen and a co-defendant broke into Bester’s Brockton condominium desiring to rob him, and the co-defendant fatally stabbed Bester, in keeping with Baker’s workplace.
On August 29, 1997, a Brockton Superior Courtroom jury convicted Allen of first-degree homicide for his joint participation within the theft, and he was sentenced to life in jail with out the potential of parole.
Whereas incarcerated, Baker’s workplace says Allen participated in important programming, together with restorative justice and violence options as each a pupil and a facilitator. He has earned vocational licenses to be a barber, meals service employee, and regulation clerk, served as a Eucharistic minister for the Catholic group, and persistently held a job, together with working as a companion and assistant to severely mentally in poor health sufferers at Bridgewater State Hospital.
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