Fall River man sentenced to life in prison for deadly hammer attack

Adam Levesque is seen walking into Fall River Superior Court, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (WLNE)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A Fall River man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a deadly hammer attack from nearly two years ago.

Adam Levesque, 42, was convicted last month of the murder of 39-year-old Lance Correia.

On Oct. 9, 2018, Fall River police responded to Rock Street for a man that was bleeding profusely and unconscious.

Upon arrival, Correia was found covered in blood and had a swollen face. He later died from injuries sustained to his head.

Investigators said that Levesque struck Correia in the head with a hammer over $2,000 worth of heroin that had gone missing.

Levesque will be eligible for parole after 25 years.

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