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Fall River man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in murder of New Bedford man



A Fall River man was sentenced to prison Friday after pleading guilty to a New Bedford murder.

According to court records, 26-year-old Daquan Blanchard pled guilty to murder and armed assault to rob in Fall River Superior Court. He was sentenced to 20 years to life with the opportunity for parole after serving 20 years.

Just before 3:15 p.m. on June 2, 2021, New Bedford Police responded to 911 calls reporting a shooting outside of a warehouse at 67 David Street. When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim, 36-year-old Adilson Neves of New Bedford, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was rushed to Saint Luke’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Blanchard was taken into custody in Greenville, North Carolina on June 15, 2021. The apprehension was made by US Marshalls, who were acting on intelligence developed by Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn’s State Police Detective Unit, New Bedford Police and the state police’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. Blanchard was found hiding in a closet inside a home.

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