Taunton man sentenced to life in prison for killing father-in-law

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Taunton man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father-in-law back in 2010, Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced Tuesday.

A jury convicted Richard Carreiro-Forbes of first-degree murder for beating and shooting 59-year-old Francis D. Carreiro to death inside the victim’s home on Second Avenue.

Following an eight-day trial, jurors deliberated for about four hours before returning their verdict.

Carreiro-Forbes, 33, was then sentenced by the judge to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

“This was a brutal murder that was painstakingly investigated and prosecuted by two extremely talented prosecutors. My state police unit led by Troopers Jeremiah Donovan and Chad Laliberte, working hand in hand with the Taunton Police Department led by Detective Peter Corr, was able to solve this senseless slaying,” District Attorney Quinn said in a statement. “Thanks to their efforts and the tremendous work at trial by Assistant District Attorneys Katie Rayburn and Karen O’Sullivan, those who loved Mr. Carreiro can feel that justice has been served and can obtain the closure they need.”

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