Dorchester man sentenced to life imprisonment for 2010 murder

A 22-year-old Dorchester man was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole today following his conviction in Suffolk Superior Court on first degree murder charges.

Omay Tavares, 22, of Dorchester was convicted of murder for the Jan. 7, 2010 murder of George “Jeffrey’’ Thompson, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office.

Thompson was shot to death by Tavares in his Rosseter Street home.

During a sentencing hearing today, Thompson was remembered Tuesday as a father, stepfather, son, and brother who shined like a jewel in his close-knit family. The victim’s mother, Doreen Thompson, said her son “was good to so many people.’’

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n a statement, Conley said that “nothing Mr. Thompson did in life could have justified his death at this defendant’s hands, and yet it happened as it’s happened so many times before.’’

Tavares’ conviction will be automatically reviewed by the Supreme Judicial Court.