LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) -A Springfield man convicted of shooting and killing another man in Ludlow has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
A jury found 22-year-old Jorge Concepcion-Pesquera guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of then 26-year-old Larry Santiago, Jr.
The sentencing began Friday with a victim impact statement from Santiago’s mother. She explained the void she and his family have felt with the loss of her son, who had two children of his own.
Santiago was shot and killed while sitting in his white BMW outside the Open Door Cafe in Ludlow on March 13.
During the sentencing, the judge said this case was the definition of a “senseless murder.” She followed up by saying all Concepcion-Pesquera had to do was get out of Santiago’s car that night.
Concepcion-Pesquera disappeared after the shooting but turned himself in about a week later in New York City.