The state retirement board is moving ahead with pension forfeiture proceedings against a convicted murderer from Middleboro.
Darren Caswell has been collecting a state pension for three years, even after his conviction last December for the murder of Matthew Cote.
The Kingston man’s badly burned remains were found in his truck in a remote area of Carver in 2003.
Caswell, a guard at Bridgewater State Hospital at the time, was sentenced to life in prison.
The state retirement board has agreed to schedule a pension forfeiture hearing, though no date has been set.
The board will decide whether Caswell committed the crime in his official capacity as a state employee.
Cote’s father says if the pension isn’t forfeited, he may file a wrongful death lawsuit against Caswell.