2 people convicted in 2012 Dorchester slaying

Two Boston men have been convicted in Suffolk Superior Court of first-degree murder and other offenses in an October 2012 slaying in a Dorchester residence, prosecutors said.

Reginald Holley, 24, of Dorchester and Oasis Pritchett, 23, of Roxbury were convicted by a jury today in the murder of Alfonso Rivas, 23, in a residence on Lyndhurst Street, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said in a statement.

Holley and Pritchett planned to rob Rivas of “a quantity of marijuana,” prosecutors said.


Holley and Pritchett face the mandatory sentence of life without parole when they are sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday, prosecutors said.

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“This was a case of two men acting with one purpose,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in the statement. “They planned the robbery together, travelled to the scene together, and fled together when Mr. Rivas lay dying. Regardless of who fired the fatal shot, both are equally responsible for Mr. Rivas’ death. I hope this result offers some satisfaction to his loved ones that the jury saw his death for exactly what it was – first-degree murder.”

Holley and Pritchett were also each convicted of armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors said that the slaying, on Oct. 17, 2012, was one of at least three that year that were linked to marijuana robberies.