Holden Man Found Guilty of Murdering Brother

Saturday, April 07, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Michael Dowjat of Holden was found guilty of murder in the second degree in the killing of his brother, David Alan, in 2014, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr.

“The jury did a very good job on this case. I want to thank the prosecutors, Terry McLaughlin and Lina Pashou, for their work in presenting this case. I also want to commend the Rutland police and the State Police Detectives assigned to our office for their hard work,” said Early.

The jury deliberated for 13 hours over three days before delivering the verdict on Friday.

Judge Daniel M. Wrenn scheduled sentencing for May 10. By statute, Mr. Dowjat, 68, of Holden will be sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

He will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

The Incident

The dismembered body of Alan was found at his home on East County Road in Rutland on June 14, 2014. Dowjat, Alan’s brother, was charged with murder and later indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury.

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