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Fall River man convicted of second-degree murder in hammer attack



A Fall River man has been convicted in the death of a 39-year-old Fall River man who was the reported victim of an alleged brutal robbery and an assault with a hammer in Fall River.

According to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, Adam Levesque was convicted Monday of 2nd Degree Murder after an 8-day trial.

Levesque was arrested in connection with the assault in 2018.

On October 9, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Fall River Police were dispatched to 202 Rock Street after receiving 911 calls regarding an unresponsive male at that location. Upon arrival, first responders located Lance Correia who was bleeding heavily from his head. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he remained in critical condition for the next several weeks prior to his eventual death.

The bludgeoning appears to be as a result of $2,000 worth of heroin going missing.

Levesque fled the state shortly after the assault and was arrested in New York City on October 18th by Massachusetts State Police, Fall River Police, New York City Police & US Marshalls. Levesque was sent back to Massachusetts and found dangerous after a dangerousness hearing was held on October 29 in Fall River District Court and was held without bail.

“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 Quinn said. “The defendant has a history of committing violent crimes and we look forward to this sentencing in this case.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Michael Cahillane and Daniel Walsh.

Sentencing is set for September 7, according to Quinn.

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