- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Warwick man has been convicted of murder for fatally beating a man aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says a Kent County Superior Court jury on Friday found 42-year-old Richard Baribault guilty of murder and several other charges in the August 2015 death of 70-year-old Fernando Silva.

Prosecutors say Baribault and another man, Troy Gunderway, went to the marina to rob Silva, also known as “Captain Freddy,” on his boat after he won several hundred dollars playing Keno.

Silva was beaten in the process and died of his injuries.

Prosecutors say Gunderway later piloted the boat into Warwick Cove, abandoned it and rowed ashore in a dinghy. The harbormaster later found Silva’s decomposed body.

Gunderway pleaded guilty to murder in March.

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