A Connecticut man is scheduled to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to shooting a Pembroke dance instructor in what federal investigators call a murder for hire plot. WATD’s Steven Dodrill will be inside the federal courtroom this afternoon.
27-year-old Dorian Membreno pled guilty late last year to shooting Marybeth Banks outside her parents’ Lake Avenue home in Pembroke after he was allegedly hired by Banks’ ex-boyfriend, Anthony DeJoseph of Walcott Ct., who, himself, was sentenced to jail in a separate case for attacking Banks.
Membreno was initially scheduled to be sentenced in Federal Court in Boston in January, but it was delayed 2 months until March, and then the March date was pushed back until today.
Membreno faces prison time for two felonies: interstate travel in the commission of murder for hire, and carrying, using or possessing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.
Banks – the victim – did survive the shooting back on March 23rd, 20120.
Sentencing is set for 2:30 inside the Boston Federal Courthouse. WATD’s Steven Dodrill will be in the courtroom – stay with WATD for the latest information.