Brockton: 27-yr-old man sentenced to life in prison without parole

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Derrick Waller of Brockton has been convicted of first degree murder for shooting and killing Delacey Hinton.

The 27-year-old drove to Hinton’s Brockton home in August of 2009 and parked in front of the house. As Hinton began approaching Waller’s vehicle, Waller fired two gunshots. Hinton was shot in the chest and found dead on scene when Brockton police arrived.

Waller tried to evade police for more than a year after the shooting, but was captured in Indiana in 2011 and brought back to Massachusetts.

Waller was found guilty after a six day jury trial in Brockton Superior Court and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Hinton was 24-yrs-old when he was murdered.


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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.