A Framingham man has been found guilty for the 2009 murder of Geoffrey McKinnon also of Framingham, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Friday.
Daniel Gonzalez, 23, was found guilty by a Middlesex Superior Court jury on charges of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following a 12-day trial in Woburn Superior Court, according to Ryan.
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman sentenced Gonzalez to life in prison for the murder of McKinnon. However, Gonzalez is eligible for parole once he has served 15 years, to be followed by 10 years probation on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
“This defendant was found guilty of brutally stabbing a man to death in his own home,” Ryan said in a statement. “This was a senseless, horrific crime and the defendant has now been held accountable for his actions. I commend the Framingham Police and State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office for their work in bringing justice to the victim’s family.”
According to Ryan, on June 14, 2009 at about 4:15 a.m., Framingham Police responded to a 911 call reporting a stabbing and requesting an ambulance at 307 Grant Street in Framingham. When police arrived, they found McKinnon suffering from multiple stab wounds to the face and abdomen. He was transported to the MetroWest Medical Center where he later died in surgery. He was 22.
Upon investigation, Framingham and State police learned that the defendant and the victim were at a small party at the victim’s residence on Grant Street, where Gonzalez stabbed the victim multiple times.
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