May 6, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – Two Souza-Baranowski inmates were found guilty of 2nd degree murder today by a Superior Court jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Allan Erazo and Chad Connors were accused in the August 2014 beating death of fellow inmate William Sires in a cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility.
A third defendant in the murder, Michael Freeman, pleaded guilty to 1st degree murder last month and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Erazo and Connors face life sentences with the possibility of parole. The first date to seek parole will be set by the judge. The earliest they could be eligible for parole is after serving 15 years in prison. The latest they could be eligible for parole is after serving 25 years. Sentencing was scheduled for May 19.