- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A former Gardner resident convicted of killing a man during a home invasion in Fitchburg has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Dax Gibson was sentenced Monday in Worcester Superior Court following his conviction earlier this month on a first-degree murder charge in the June 2013 shooting death of Luis Rodriguez.

Prosecutors say the 39-year-old Gibson and an accomplice believed that Rodriguez kept a large amount of cash and marijuana in his apartment, but fled empty-handed after the shooting.

The Sentinel and Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1TMWd6B ) reports that Rodriguez’s cousin in an impact statement said Rodriguez was robbed of his life and a chance to start a family of his own.

A second man still awaits trial in the slaying.

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