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BROCKTON – A Halifax man has been sentenced to serve Life in Prison for the stabbing death of a Revere woman, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Yesterday, after an eight-day trial in Plymouth Superior Court, a jury deliberated for 7 ½ hours before finding Soi Ket Dang (DOB: 11/07/83) guilty of Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Marissa Randall (DOB: 2/24/96) of Revere. The Commonwealth had sought a charge of Murder in the First Degree.
Today, at sentencing, Plymouth Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty sentenced Dang to serve Life in Prison at MCI-Cedar Junction with the possibility of parole in 20 years.
“Mr. Dang stabbed the victim, left her for dead, and then went on to work and the rest of his day,” DA Cruz said. “At sentencing today, relatives described Ms. Randall as a loving, sensitive and caring person, whose loss devastated their family. I hope that this family can now move on and begin to find some peace.”
At approximately 3:30 pm on November 17, 2015, Duxbury Police contacted Halifax Police about a reported missing person and a cell phone ping belonging to that missing person at an address in Halifax. Halifax Police responded to Dang’s address at 46A Wamsutta Avenue and located the missing female and returned her to Duxbury Police.
As part of a separate investigation, a witness reported that there was blood in the house and the possibility of a body. Halifax Police returned to Dang’s address and requested to speak with him. Dang let police inside his home where they observed blood on the floor and a female body wrapped in a bloody blanket.
Halifax Police immediately contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office. The investigation revealed that Dang and Randall knew each other and had met on the Meet Me App. They first met approximately one week ago before arranging
to meet up Monday at Dang’s Halifax address. As part of the meeting between Dang and Randall, an agreed upon amount of money was scheduled to be exchanged. Investigators found that a disagreement over that amount of money developed into a struggle between Dang and Randall with Dang ultimately stabbing the woman at least six times and had 20 sharp force wounds. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Jennifer Sprague and Amanda Fowle and was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, Halifax Police, the State Police Crime Scene Services and the State Police Crime Lab.