Man Convicted of Killing Roommate for Heroin

5 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, December 06 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Friday, December 06, 2013 5:58:57 AM CST December 06, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of beating his roommate to death while stealing heroin.

Forty-year-old Jarrod Sirois was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder, meaning he will face life in prison without parole. Sirois' attorney had argued for a second-degree murder conviction, contending Sirois did not mean to kill Robert Pugh in July 2012.

The Springfield News-Leader reported testimony during the trial indicated Sirios used a metal pipe to beat Pugh while he slept on a couch at their Springfield home. Sirois told police he was trying to knock Pugh out to steal heroin in the couch cushions so he could kill himself.

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