• Boston man convicted of 2016 barbershop murder

    By: Manoella Macedo

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    BOSTON - The man who shot and killed 31-year-old Marcus Hall in 2016 just outside a Mattapan barbershop has been convicted of murder, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley.

    On Friday, Aug 10, a jury convicted William Shakespeare, 30, of Dedham of first-degree murder for deliberate premeditation, extreme atrocity or cruelty and unlawful possession of a firearm.

    Shakespeare has been convicted of fatally shooting Hall outside the Hair It Is barbershop on Blue Hill Avenue on June 14, 2016.

    “This was a day long awaited by Mr. Hall’s loved ones,” said DA Conley. “The grief and trauma to his family and community lingers even now, but I hope they can take some satisfaction knowing that justice was done. The verdict speaks for itself – this was a cold-blooded and vicious shooting in broad daylight, and the jury clearly saw it as such.”

    During the six days of testimony, Suffolk County ADA Catherine Ham proved Shakespeare had been inside the barbershop when Hall came inside with his 4-year-old son just before 12:20 p.m. 

    The two men began arguing inside the barbershop, which escalated when they went outside into the parking lot. According to evidence, Shakespeare left the scene but then returned a short time later.

    When he returned, he confronted Hall again, this time shooting him and causing fatal injuries.

    Shakespeare immediately left Boston for New York, where he was apprehended in early 2017.

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