Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

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WORCESTER – An inmate at Souza-Baranowski Prison, already serving a life sentence for murder, pleaded guilty to first degree murder in a 2014 prison killing in Worcester Superior Court today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

In August of 2014, Freeman beat to death William Sires, an elderly inmate. The beating lasted about 30 minutes. A corrections officer discovered the bloody scene while he was doing his rounds. Freeman told the corrections officer that he had killed Sires, according to Assistant District Attorney Timothy Westerman.

Judge Daniel M. Wrenn sentenced Freeman to the mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentence is to be served “from and after” the life sentence Freeman is now serving for an earlier murder, Wrenn said.

Two other inmates, Chad Connors and Allan Erazo, also face murder charges in the killing of Sires. They are scheduled for trial on April 28 in Superior Court.