Brian Fanion found guilty of first degree in death of his wife Amy Fanion; sentenced to life in prison

March 22, 2023 -Springfield- On Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Brian Fanion, retired Westfield Police Officer, was sentenced by a Superior Court Judge to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentencing comes after a Hampden Superior Court Jury found him guilty on March 22, 2023 of first degree murder in the 2018 homicide of his wife Ms. Amy Fanion.

The charges stemmed from May 8, 2018 when Ms. Fanion’s body was discovered at their Westfield home. At first glance the scene suggested Amy’s death was self-inflicted until further investigation showed Brian Fanion shot and killed his wife with his service pistol during lunch at their home that afternoon .   

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “Mr. Fanion’s behavior was calculating and shockingly cruel. I commend the members of the jury who saw through his defense and held him accountable. This result illustrates that no matter your position or power, justice is blind. I thank our entire team, especially Assistant District Attorney Mary Sandstrom for her phenomenal efforts and commitment to justice for Amy.”

Assistant District Attorneys Mary Sandstrom and Travis Lynch successfully represented the Commonwealth in this case.


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