Hall Sentenced as Habitual Criminal

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

WORCESTER — Donald Hall, 58, of Leominster, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison after being found guilty as a habitual criminal today following his conviction last year for breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony and other charges, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Mr. Hall was found guilty in a jury-waved trial in August of the breaking and entering charge as well as larceny over $250 and malicious destruction to a motor vehicle. The charges stem from the theft of a GPS from a vehicle at the Greendale Mall in 2013.

He was also indicted as a habitual criminal, which brings enhanced penalties upon conviction. Judge Richard Tucker found Mr. Hall guilty as a habitual criminal yesterday and handed down the sentence.

Mr. Early praised Assistant District Attorney Timothy A. Westerman for his prosecution of the case.