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Suspect Acquitted of Murder in Connection with 2011 JP Shooting

A jury found the suspect guilty of possessing the weapon involved in the incident.

Suspect Acquitted of Murder in Connection with 2011 JP Shooting

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Thursday acquitted a Mattapan man of murdering a woman in Jamaica Plain in 2011, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said. 

Jurors found Larry Pack, 32, of Mattapan not guilty of the murder of Brenda Pawlowski on Feb. 8, 2011, but convicted him of unlawful possession of a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun that ballistically matched to the murder. Pack was also convicted of possessing a silencer for the handgun and possessing Class A and Class substances (cocaine and heroin) with intent to distribute, as well as possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the DA's office. 

The trial included about eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations. Prosecutors introduced phone records linking Pack to the victim in the hours after the murder, and cell tower data reportedly put him in the area of the shooting. Pack faces at least five years for the firearm and up to 15 years as an armed career criminal; he is set to be sentenced Friday morning, the DA's office said. 

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