Holden man convicted of killing younger brother whose body was dismembered

A Worcester County jury Friday convicted a 68-year-old Holden man of killing his brother in 2014, District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office said.

Michael Dowjat was convicted of second-degree murder for the gruesome slaying of his younger sibling, David J. Alan, 59, whose dismembered body was found inside his Rutland home in June 2014, Early’s office said in a statement.

Dowjat faces an automatic life term when he’s sentenced May 10, with parole eligibility after 15 years.


Alan had been stabbed more than 70 times, and court records show the brothers had previous disputes over money, the Associated Press reported.

Travis Andersen

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