Man Who Killed Friend For Heroin Gets Life In Prison

Date 2014/2/10 4:29:12 | Topic: News

A Springfield man was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole Friday for killing his roommate for heroin.
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A jury found Jarrod Sirois, 40, guilty of first-degree murder in the beating death of his roommate, Robert W. Pugh, 45.

Sirois told authorities he killed Pugh to steal his heroin with the intention of overdosing on it on July 6, 2012.

Sirois told Springfield police he used a metal pipe to hit Pugh in the head three or four times while Pugh was asleep on a couch.

According to the documents, Sirois said he was only trying to knock out Pugh — whom he described as his best friend. The men lived together at 2824 W. Latoka St. in Springfield.

Sirois also told authorities why he did it: He wanted Pugh’s heroin and knew Pugh wouldn’t hand it over voluntarily. Before sentencing, Judge Calvin Holden denied Sirois’ motion for a new trial.



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