Providence man to serve 22 years for 2016 murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) —  Attorney General Peter Neronha said Friday that a Providence man has been sentenced for his role in the 2016 murder of 19-year-old Michael Rogers in Warwick.

Josue Morillo pled guilty to one count of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.

Neronha said that in the early morning hours of March 26, 2016, the 26-year-old alongside several co-defendants received a call from co-defendant Jared Rogers.

Rogers was sent to the Kent County Hospital after an argument with his mother and brother David.

Morillo and his co-defendants picked up Rogers from the hospital, after which he said he wanted to hurt his family.

The group traveled to Rogers’ home on Haswill Street in Warwick at 5 a.m., where Morillo stabbed David Rogers in the abdomen and another co-defendant stabbed Michael Rogers before the group fled the house.

Both victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital where Michael was pronounced dead.

Neronha said Morillo was brought in for questioning and charged with murder on March 29, 2016.

Morillo was sentenced to 40 years, with 22 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions alongside an 18-year suspended sentence with 40 years of probation.

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