A man beat another person to death with a hammer after $2,000 worth of heroin went missing. Now, the killer faces decades behind bars.
Last month, a jury in Massachusetts convicted Adam J. Levesque of the murder of 39-year-old Lance Correia. Levesque was convicted after an eight-day trial, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2018, police in Fall River, Massachusetts, responded after multiple 911 calls about an incident on Rock Street. Callers reported a man, later identified as Correia, was bleeding profusely and unconscious.
Police went to the scene and a second-floor apartment. There, Correia was covered in blood and the right side of his face was swollen, prosecutors said. He later died from his head injuries.
Investigators determined that Levesque attacked Correia with a hammer, hitting him in the side of the head, prosecutors said.
The attack was the result of $2,000 worth of heroin that went missing, prosecutors said.
According to the Herald News, Levesque got mad when the drugs went missing, a friend testified during the trial. He got angrier over a couple of hours and just kept repeating, “put it back.”
After hitting Green with the hammer, Levesque threatened the other friend, she testified, according to the Herald News.
Nine days after the killing, Levesque was arrested in New York, prosecutors said.
Levesque is set to be sentenced this week on the charges and faces decades behind bars, prosecutors said.
“I’m very pleased the jury held the defendant accountable for this brutal and senseless killing of his friend, which appeared to be over drugs,” District Attorney Thomas Quinn said.“The defendant has a history of committing violent crimes and we look forward to this sentencing in this case.”