Man Who Lived in Blackstone House Where Babies' Bodies Found Sentenced - NECN

Man Who Lived in Blackstone House Where Babies' Bodies Found Sentenced

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    Erika Murray Sentenced to Prison

    The Blackstone mother charged after three dead infants were found in her squalid home has been sentenced to six to eight years in prison.

    (Published Thursday, July 11, 2019)

    A Massachusetts man who lived in a squalid home with his girlfriend where authorities found the remains of their three dead babies has pleaded guilty to related charges.

    Ramon Rivera pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including assault and battery on a child and reckless endangerment.

    Rivera was sentenced to a total of seven years behind bars but was given credit for time served since his 2014 arrest, meaning he has about two more years to serve.

    In seeking the plea deal Rivera's lawyer cited his lack of criminal history and his success while incarcerated. Attorney Anthony Salerno called the deal "a fair disposition."

    Community Reacts to Split Verdict in Blackstone Trial

    [NECN] Community Reacts to Split Verdict in Blackstone Trial

    A judge found a Blackstone mother not guilty of second degree murder charges, but he found her guilty on other charges.

    (Published Thursday, June 20, 2019)

    Rivera's girlfriend, Erika Murray, was acquitted of murder but convicted of similar charges in June.

    She was arrested after the babies' bodies were discovered inside the rodent-infested Blackstone home.

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