Man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in death of officer

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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