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Gibson Sentenced to Life in Prison

February 29, 2016

Feb. 29, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

WORCESTER — A Worcester Superior Court judge sentenced Dax A. Gibson to life in prison without the possibility of parole today after the former Gardner man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Feb. 9 in the 2013 shooting death of Luis R. Rodriguez in Fitchburg, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Mr. Gibson, 39, shot Mr. Rodriguez, 26, three times on June 21, 2013 in Mr. Rodriguez’s apartment at 82 Marshall St. Mr. Rodriguez ran from the apartment and was found bleeding on a neighbor’s porch a short time later. He was taken to Leominster Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The murder was part of a home invasion and robbery.

Dinkue Brown, 29, of 33 Adams St., Fitchburg, is also charged with Mr. Rodriguez’s murder and is awaiting trial.

Judge Richard Tucker imposed the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder of life without the possibility of parole after hearing impact statements from family members of my Rodriguez.

Assistant District Attorneys Michael D. McHugh, Daniel J. Guerra and Susan Oftring prosecuted the case.