BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A man involved in a 2018 fatal shooting has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced Wednesday that Dewane Tse of Providence was convicted in the death of 29-year-old Yashua Amado.
Tse was convicted of first-degree murder and armed assault with intent to murder and will serve an additional term of ten years to ten years and a day in state prison alongside his life sentence. Despite this decision, Hayden said the Amado family will never be whole again.
“The Mattapan community where Yashua was murdered has been repeatedly traumatized by senseless violence and homicide,” Hayden said. “My office is dedicated to holding accountable anyone who takes up a firearm or who plays a role in an act of gun violence, and we will continue to provide impactful support to the victims, families and communities that have been harmed.”
Amado was said to be getting breakfast with a friend in Mattapan Square when he was killed on August 14, 2018. While parked in his car and waiting outside on Deering Road, Tse fired multiple shots at the driver’s side and windshield before fleeing the scene.
In a handwritten statement to the court prior to Tse’s sentencing, Amado’s father called his son “truly enlightened soul.”
“The emotions that surge through my body are unexplainable and overwhelming,” he wrote. “Yashua was loving, kind, and compassionate. He was genuine. His smile was infectious, his laughter streamed joy and his mind was profound.”