Brockton: Jury finds accused killer guilty of 2007 murder

After a week long trial and after hearing testimony from several witnesses, a jury has convicted a man of 1st degree murder in the 2007 shooting death of 18-year-old John Lima. Lima was found shot to death in a car in Brockton,  in May 2007. Jurors also found Paulo Tavares guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, in the shooting of Lima’s friend, Jerell Archer. Archer did survive and was called on during the trial, to testify. WATD’s Steven Dodrill has the details.


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About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.