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Hennessey Found Guilty of Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Mar 18, 2024 Press Releases

On Friday, March 15th, William Hennessey (West Springfield MA) was found guilty by a jury of his peers of illegal possession of a firearm. The jury found the Defendant not guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon. The trial took place in Berkshire Superior Court.

Upon the guilty verdict, Hennessey’s bail was revoked. He will be sentenced in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday, March 21st at 2pm.

Berkshire District Attorney Timothy J. Shugrue thanked the jury for their service. He reiterated his pledge that he will prosecute people who possess illegal firearms in Berkshire County to the greatest extent of the law.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Yorlano represented the Commonwealth. Tara Jones-Nutting served as the victim witness advocate on behalf of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. Pittsfield Police acted as the lead law enforcement agency.


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