- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Bridgewater man authorities say fatally stabbed another man who refused to give him drugs has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

The Enterprise (https://bit.ly/2eioEfn ) reports that 40-year-old Alfred Giannini was found guilty Monday of killing 44-year-old Jeffrey Cicerano inside a Brockton home in August 2013.

Giannini, also convicted of several other charges, faces sentencing on Nov. 16.

Prosecutors say the defendant wanted crack cocaine from Cicerano, who refused to give it to him. Giannini then either lashed out in anger or tried to rob the victim.

Authorities say Giannini then fled, stole his cousin’s pickup truck, and was shot after a police chase.

Giannini’s lawyer says Cicerano was the aggressor and his client acted in self-defense.


Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, https://www.enterprisenews.com

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