Man convicted of murder in 2013 slaying of veteran
Feb. 08, 2016
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been found guilty of murder in the 2013 slaying of a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office says 26-year-old Jessie Williams was convicted last week of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joseph Puopolo Jr.
The Medford man was also convicted Friday of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other offenses.
Authorities said Puopolo was fatally shot on July 3, 2013 at a Stoneham home. A second victim was shot in the abdomen and survived.
Prosecutors say the shooting happened during a drug deal involving the victims, Williams and 21-year-old Eugene Tate. Tate was convicted in November of first-degree murder and other charges.
Williams will be sentenced on March 10.