William Allsop guilty of first degree murder; sentenced to life in prison

March 30, 2022 -Chicopee- William Allsop, 48, of Monson was sentenced today in Hampden Superior Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentencing hearing came after he was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a Hampden County Superior Court Jury, yesterday, March 29, 2022.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The excellent investigation by both the Chicopee Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to my office led to a successful prosecution, directed by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Green and appellate ADA David Sheppard-Brick. I would like to thank and commend ADA Green and ADA Brick for their dedication and skillful work in securing this guilty verdict, with which comes a measure of justice for Mr. Gaudette’s loved ones.”

On Thursday, November 21, 2019 officers for the Chicopee Police Department responded to the area of 1296 Montgomery Street for a report of an unresponsive male. Officers discovered an individual seated in a vehicle and unresponsive. When officers began administrating CPR, it became clear the individual had already passed away and to have suffered from a gunshot wound.   

Members of both the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office along with detectives from the Chicopee Police Department immediately began a homicide investigation.

Early in the investigation detectives were able to identify and arrest William Allsop in connection with this investigation.

The Victim has previously been identified as Mr. Gary Gaudette Jr., 39, of Springfield.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Green represented the Commonwealth in this case, along with Assistant District Attorney David Sheppard-Brick sitting as appellate counsel.


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