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Pair sentenced to life for killing man in 2012

Two Boston men were sentenced Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder, prosecutors said.

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

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“Nothing in this world will ever bring my brother back, no matter how much I pray,” Rivas’s sister, Samantha, said in a transcript provided by prosecutors.

“Nothing in this world will ever make me happy the way I used to be.”

She described her brother as “hilarious, smart, giving, and sweet.”

Holley and Pritchett had planned to rob Rivas. They fled after the fatal shooting with “a quantity of marijuana” and an iPhone, prosecutors said.

Holley and Pritchett were also sentenced to four to five years in prison on an illegal firearm possession charge.

Charges of armed robbery were placed on file.

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

Martin Finucane can be reached at martin.finucane@
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