Lowell man gets life in prison for 2016 murder of Dracut man
Dec 20, 2019 10:20PM
By Lisa Redmond
WOBURN – A 25-year-old Lowell man was sentenced to life in
prison without parole on Friday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree
murder in the 2016 murder of Trevor Washington, 31, of Dracut.
Davanni Curran was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
Dracut police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office say that at 4:30 a.m. on June 19, 2016, officers were dispatched to Methuen Street in Dracut in response to a report of gunfire. Upon arrival police learned that during the party at Curran’s girlfriend’s home there was a verbal altercation between Curran and the victim. The party had been posted on social media and drew dozens of partygoers, according to published reports.
The victim subsequently left the party and was followed by Curran outside where Curran took a gun from his waistband and fired striking the victim in the back. When the victim fell to the ground Curran stood over him and punched him several times in the face before fleeing.
The victim was taken to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound.
This incident was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Dracut Police. Lowell Police, Tewksbury Police, Fitchburg Police, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS), Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Inner Perimeter Security, the United States Secret Service, New Hampshire State Police, Hudson, NH Police and the Salem, NH Police also assisted in this investigation.
The prosecutors assigned to this case were Marisa Tagliareni and Casey Silvia, the Victim Witness Advocate was Dora Quiroz.