Saturday, August 11, 2018

Slow Saturday Special: The Trial of William Shakespeare

"Man guilty of killing man outside Mattapan barbershop while victim’s young son was getting haircut" by Travis Andersen Globe Staff  August 10, 2018

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a Dedham man of killing a man in a hail of bullets outside a Mattapan barbershop while the victim’s 4-year-old son was getting a haircut inside.

Jurors found William Shakespeare, 30, guilty of first-degree murder for the June 2016 slaying of Marcus Hall outside Hair It Is barbershop on Blue Hill Avenue, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office.

“This was a day long awaited by Mr. Hall’s loved ones,” Conley said in a statement. “The grief and trauma to his family and community lingers even now, but I hope they can take some satisfaction knowing that justice was done. The verdict speaks for itself — this was a cold-blooded and vicious shooting in broad daylight, and the jury clearly saw it as such.”

Shakespeare’s lawyer, James Greenberg, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment after the verdict. Shakespeare faces a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole when he is sentenced on Monday morning.....


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