Boyfriend sentenced to life for 2015 homicide in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Hampden County Jury has found Van Dorsey Jr. guilty of first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Monique Van Zandt back in May of 2015.

Dorsey was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The great work by the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit lead to a swift arrest and now successful prosecution. I would like to thank and commend Assistant District Attorney Christopher McDonald for his outstanding effort and skillful work in securing this guilty verdict for the community and Ms. Van Zandt’s family and friends, who have remained faithful that this just conclusion would come.”

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