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Murderer Gets Life Sentence for 2017 Easter Shooting in Lynn

William Cash will be 89 when he is eligible for parole after the double shooting

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Toni Guinyard

A Massachusetts man who killed one man and wounded another in Lynn on Easter two years ago will spend at least 42 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday after his sentencing.

William Cash, 47, received a life sentence for second-degree murder, 10 years for armed assault with intent to murder and 7 years for human trafficking, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office.

Cash will be eligible for parole on the life sentence after 25 years, and the sentences will be served consecutively, hence his potential release in 42 years, when Cash will be 89.

He was found guilty this month by a jury in Salem Superior Court on a slew of charges, but was acquitted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge related to human trafficking.

Forty-six-46-year-old Leonard Clement, who was disabled and legally blind, and another man had been walking home from church in Central Square when they tried to get Cash to leave a woman alone who he was trying to allegedly trying to lure into his prostitution ring, investigators said.

Clement died, while the other man later died of unrelated causes.

"No sentence can undo what this defendant has done," Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement. "But this sentence is just in that it recognizes the unique pain of each victim."

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