A man in Massachusetts who used a fireplace log to beat his elderly mother to death over five years ago faces a sentence of life behind bars.
A jury recently found Danny Lopes Jr., 39, guilty of the first-degree murder of his 72-year-old mother, Julia Fernandes, at their home in West Bridgewater, the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Investigators located the murder weapon, a log, in the basement.
Lopes was taken into custody in Providence, Rhode Island, one day after his mother’s slaying.
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An autopsy showed Fernandes’ death was due to blunt force trauma to her head, according to the network.
Lopes is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1 and faces a minimum mandatory life sentence without parole.
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