Governor’s Council commutes sentences of two men convicted of murder 

Thomas Koonce, William Allen are now eligible for parole  

THE GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL on Wednesday voted unanimously to commute the sentences of two men convicted of first-degree murder, Thomas Koonce and William Allen, sealing the deal on the first commutations in Massachusetts for first-degree murder in 25 years.   Koonce and Allen must still have a hearing before the Parole Board before they can be released(...)

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