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Man Convicted of Killing Woman, Burning Body Sentenced to Life

The Massachusetts man convicted of murder maintains his innocence

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A Massachusetts man convicted of killing a woman who wanted to hire him to kill or injure her ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

A Worcester Superior Court jury found Donovan Goparian guilty last month of first-degree murder in the November 2015 death of Marie Martin.

Goparian's attorney said Friday that his client continues to maintain his innocence and plans to appeal.

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His lawyer argued at trial that police did not conduct a thorough investigation into Martin's death and that many of the prosecution witnesses lied.

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