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Man gets life for road-rage murder on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester

A Suffolk Superior Court yesterday convicted Deonarine Ganga, 31, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joey DeBarros, 21, in a fit of rage over a traffic-related argument on Gallivan Boulevard in April, 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Barring a successful appeal or a pardon from the governor, the verdict means Ganga will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

According to the DA's office:

During about a week of testimony, Assistant District Attorneys John Verner and Kathryn Leary introduced evidence and testimony proving that Ganga fired multiple shots from the passenger’s seat of a Chrysler 200, killing DeBarros, after a chance encounter and verbal exchange in traffic near the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue.

From eyewitness reports, video footage, and other evidence, Boston Police homicide detectives identified the car from which Ganga fired the fatal rounds. That soon led to Ganga himself, who matched the physical and clothing description of the gunman. Cell tower records placed him at the scene at the time of the shooting. A search warrant executed at his residence yielded home security footage of him with a rigid, angular object - which prosecutors argued was the murder weapon - in his pants pocket about half an hour after the shooting. A search warrant there yielded an open box of PMZ .40 caliber ammunition that was identical to a spent shell casing found in the car.

Ganga was arrested for the murder at a Suffolk County jail, where he was sitting in lieu of bail following his arraignment on charges he racked a gun during an argument on Dorchester Avenue.

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Did you mean racked?

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Fixed, thanks.

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Deonarine Ganga is the distillation of American gun owners and Boston drivers. Glad he will rot in prison.

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No he isn’t.

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Do you know what that word means?

Probably not, being a couple generations removed from moonshining.

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No, I haven’t a clue. I just like commenting on UHub. You agree with the above statement? Poor thing.

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WTF are you talking about? Licensed legal owners are less likely to commit crimes than the police according to FBI statistics. Even lower crime rate by license holders in MA than nationally with all the background checks, facial recognition photos, and fingerprinting.

I'm surprised this clown got life. Judges in this state routinely let murderers off with 20-30 year sentences or less. If this guy had murdered someone with a car instead of a gun he probably would have been out in under 10 years given how weak the state is on vehicular homicide and manslaughter.

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Dashcams are everywhere!

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You can remove the "Innocent, etc." since he was convicted.

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Removed. Force of habit, I guess.

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