WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man police say acted as the lookout during a jewelry heist at a Woburn department store that resulted in the shooting death of a veteran police officer has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Scott Hanright was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years in Middlesex Superior Court on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Hanright had originally been charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 26, 2010 death of Officer Jack Maguire.
Authorities say Hanright acted as a lookout during the robbery at the Kohl’s department store in the middle of a snowstorm. Prosecutors say another man involved in the robbery, Dominic Cinelli, a career criminal who had been granted parole in 2008, shot Maguire during the getaway. Cinelli was killed by police during a shootout.