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Holden Man Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder

April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565

WORCESTER – A Superior Court jury found Michael Dowjat guilty of murder in the second degree today in the killing of his brother in 2014, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

The jury deliberated for 13 hours over three days before delivering the verdict today.

Judge Daniel M. Wrenn scheduled sentencing for May 10. By statute, Mr. Dowjat, 68, of Holden will be sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

The dismembered body of David J. Alan, 59, was found at his home on East County Road in Rutland on June 14, 2014. Mr. Dowjat, Mr. Alan’s brother, was charged with murder and later indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury.

“The jury did a very good job on this case,” Mr. Early said. “I want to thank the prosecutors, Terry McLaughlin and Lina Pashou, for their work in presenting this case. I also want to commend the Rutland police and the State Police Detectives assigned to our office for their hard work.”