Guilty Verdict for Suspect Charged with Robbing, Killing Attleboro Man

Fall River, MA (WLNE) — A Massachusetts jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts for a man accused of killing an Attleboro man during a robbery back in 2017. The jury deliberated in a matter of hours, returning the guilty verdict on Friday afternoon. The trial took placed in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River.

Jaquan Cohen faced several charges, including first degree murder, in the shooting death of 34-year-old Thomas Pomare in Attleboro in December 2017. Police said Pomare was specifically targeted for marijuana and money. The shooting happened at a home on South Avenue. Pomare was sleeping on the couch at the time of the robbery and shooting.

After the shooting, Cohen, who is from South Boston, was on the run until being caught in Brockton in February 2018.  At the time of Cohen’s arrest, the District Attorney said a handgun in Cohen’s apartment matched a casing left at the crime scene.

Four other suspects were also arrested in connection with the case.

Cohen will be sentenced on December 1. He will remain in custody until sentencing.

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