A man from Rhode Island rented a getaway car for a killer and thought he would get away with the murder.
Now, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Last week in Massachusetts, Suffolk Superior Judge Anthony Campo sentenced Dewane Tse, 37, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of Yashua Amado. Tse was found guilty and convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and armed assault with intent to murder.
In the morning of Aug. 14, 2018, Amado and a friend sat in a car along Deering Road, off Blue Hill Avenue, after picking up their breakfast in Mattapan Square in Boston, Massachusetts. Oblivious to the duo, a man had pulled up in a red GMC Acadia and approached their vehicle when he fired multiple gunshots through the driver side window and windshield, killing the 29-year-old Amado.
Then the shooter walked back to the getaway car and sped away from the scene.
According to the Associated Press, investigators later found out Tse rented the car two days before the shooting. In addition, CCTV cameras had captured the defendant returning the Acadia to the rental company an hour after the shooting.
To date, the motive for the shooting remains unclear, and the shooter is still at large.
“The Amado family will never again be whole. The Mattapan community where Yashua was murdered has been repeatedly traumatized by senseless violence and homicide. We cannot and will not tolerate this. Today’s sentencing ensures that one of the individuals who executed Yashua Amado has been held accountable. However, the individual who armed himself with a gun and robbed Yashua of his life remains unidentified,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden, according to Mass Live.
Though Amado was found not guilty of one count of armed assault with intent to murder, the defendant was sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison.
Campo ordered him to serve both terms at the same time.