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Man convicted in stabbing death of barbershop owner

September 4, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A jury in Boston has convicted a 36-year-old man of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a barbershop owner in 2014.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley says jurors found Dominic Shiner, of Malden, guilty in the killing of 29-year-old Sean Dwyer outside Dwyer’s barbershop in the city’s Dorchester section. They also found him guilty of intimidating witnesses. He originally was charged with first-degree murder.

Shiner is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors said Shiner visited the barbershop and asked for money two days before the stabbing. They say he returned on Dec. 12, 2014, and stabbed Dwyer once in the chest.

Authorities say Shiner and Dwyer knew each other, and Dwyer had received strange phone calls at the barbershop.

Shiner’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a message Tuesday.

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