Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for 2015 Shooting

 by Tom MarinoMay 4, 2022

WORCESTER - A Worcester Superior Court judge sentenced a man to 38 to 40 years in prison on Tuesday, May 3, in connection with a fatal shooting in 2015.

William Hodges, 41, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, intimidation of a witness, and possession of a firearm and ammunition charges on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of Kevin Gonsalves, 33, in Blackstone in 2015.

Superior Court Judge Janet Kenton-Walker sentenced Hodges to 19 to 20 years for manslaughter and another 19 to 20 years for intimidation of a witness. The sentences for the remaining charges will be served concurrently.

Prosecutors say that Gonsalves expected to rob someone when he travelled with Hodges to Mendon Street in Blackstone on November 20, 2015. Instead, Hodges shot Gonsalves three times after he got out of the vehicle.

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