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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.

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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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