Life in prison for Richard Boucher
BROCKTON- Richard Boucher has been sentenced to life in prison for the May 27, 2010 North Plymouth murder of a 23-year old father of three from Abington, James Tigges.
Boucher heard the sentence today in Plymouth County Superior Court in Brockton. Five days ago, Boucher was found guilty on counts of first degree murder and attempted murder.
Boucher was also handed down a 17-year sentence for the charge of attempted murder. Appeals are on the way vow Boucher’s attorneys.
Boucher was behind the trigger of a double shooting nearly three-years ago on Cortelli Court in North Plymouth. After an altercation over a stolen beer at a party, the then 18-year old fired nine rounds. Tigges died shielding his best friend, 17-year old Jackson Duncan of West Plymouth. Duncan is permanently paralyzed from the shooting.
Boucher used a .40-caliber handgun with hollow-tipped bullets as his murder weapon. Witnesses testified at the trial that Boucher had been bragging about the gun before the double shooting.