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Wareham Man to Serve 18-20 Years in State Prison for Convenience Store Stabbing

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BROCKTON – A Wareham man has been sentenced to 18-20 years in State Prison after being found guilty in the stabbing death of a man inside a Wareham convenience store, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

On March 17, 2016, after a five-day trial in Brockton Superior Court, a jury deliberated eight hours before finding Demetrius Goshen (DOB: 8/15/96) of Wareham, guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter, in connection with a homicide that occurred at the Cumberland Farms in Wareham in October, 2014. Today, Brockton Superior Court Judge Richard Chin granted the Commonwealth’s request and sentenced Goshen to serve 18-20 years in State Prison.

“Dwayne Borges was just 23 years-old when he was stabbed to death in this seemingly senseless, brutal act,” DA Cruz said. “I am hopeful that over time, and with their memories of Dwayne held close, this family can now move forward and begin to heal.” On October 8, 2014, police received a 911 call for a report of a stabbing at the Cumberland Farms at 169 Main Street in Wareham. Wareham Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene and found the victim suffering from eight stab wounds. The victim, who was identified as Dwayne Borges, 29, of Brockton, was taken to Tobey Hospital and medflighted to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office were notified and responded to the scene.

The manager at the Cumberland Farms gave police descriptions of four men that fled the store just after the incident. A clerk working the register at the time reported seeing four men and Borges fighting prior to the stabbing. After the four men ran out of the store, the clerk realized Borges had been stabbed and dialed 911. The clerk showed police store surveillance video of the attack and police spotted the suspects a short distance away from the store and arrested them.

The jury heard evidence that Goshen had been armed with a knife prior to arriving at the store and that the same knife was located in a bush near the store with Borges’ blood on the blade.

Charges are pending against Jared Frye (DOB: 03/05/95) for his role in the incident. Adrian Garcia (DOB: 01/19/94) and Latroy Hairston (DOB: 08/01/95) pleaded guilty to Assault and Battery and are each serving probation for five years.


April 12, 2016