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Guilty plea in death at center for developmentally disabled

March 6, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former resident of a Massachusetts center for the developmentally disabled has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of another facility resident.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 26-year-old Anthony Remillard, of Worcester, was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison in the 2013 death of 64-year-old Dennis Perry at the Templeton Developmental Center.

Prosecutors say Remillard pushed Perry, who fell and hit his head. The Athol man died at the hospital 11 days later.

Remillard was initially ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial. He was found competent last year after a psychiatrist hired by prosecutors testified that although intellectually disabled, Remillard was not “profoundly limited” and didn’t suffer from acute mental illness.

He was credited for the more than four years he’s already spent behind bars awaiting trial.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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