By SCOTT JACKSON
A Germantown man will serve a sentence of 15 years to life after being convicted of killing a man in an unprovoked attack two years ago inside a Quincy Center barroom.
Judge Thomas Connors handed down the sentence to Paul J. Fahey, 43, formerly of Lind St., Thursday morning in Norfolk County Superior Court. Fahey was sentenced two days after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Keith W. Boudreau.
The mandatory sentence for murder in the second degree is life in prison with eligibility for parole after 15 years.
Fahey was convicted of killing Boudreau, age 42, in an unprovoked attack in the now-closed Home Ice Sports Bar on Washington Street on March 23, 2015. Fahey knocked Boudreau to the floor with a punch to the head, and then stomped on his head, according to prosecutors. Boudreau died in a hospital two weeks later.
“The witnesses in the bar that day made it very clear that this attack was entirely unprovoked. The witnesses saw as he struck Boudreau, sending him to the ground, and then stomped on him while he was on the ground,” Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a statement following the conviction. “He was immediately hospitalized and died on April 3.”
Fahey’s trial lasted a week. A jury found him guilty after 90 minutes of deliberation. Morrissey said Boudreau’s family and friends were extraordinarily supportive and involved in the process.
“On any given day, 40 to 50 of Keith’s friends and family were sitting in the courtroom,” he stated. “It was quite a testament to who Keith was and what he meant to those around him.”
The district attorney credited police and prosecutors for their role in convicting Fahey.
“Quincy detectives and State Police detectives put together a very thorough and strong case here,” Morrissey said. “Assistant District Attorneys Craig Kowalski and Laura McLaughlin and Victim/Witness Advocate Pamela Friedman did excellent work preparing and trying the case. I thank them for their hard work and diligence.”