Justice Served: Suffolk Superior Court Jury Finds Two Guilty of Murder in the 1st Degree

Two Boston men will spend the remainder of their adult lives behind bars after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found both Reginald Holley, 24, of Dorchester and Oasis Pritchett, 24, of Roxbury guilty of 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of 23 year-old Alfonso Rivas on October 17, 2012. Both defendants were sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Rivas’ eldest sister directed her impact statement at the men found guilty of murdering her brother. She offered: “You murdered a man but not just any man. A man who had two sisters and a brother who loved him unconditionally regardless of his flaws in life.  A mother who gave birth to him and had to watch her 23-year-old son die in a hospital bed to one fatal shot.  Two children he fathered will now grow up fatherless.” Suffolk prosecutors presented evidence and testimony during the two week trial showing that Holley and Pritchett were responsible for Rivas’ murder when they met and robbed him on October 17, 2012.