A Dorchester man will spend his life behind bars for the 2009 shotgun murder of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a Jamaica Plain apartment.
Gregorio “Mikey” Lopez, 20, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the death of Shoughan Morgan at 43 Mozart St. in Hyde Square.
The March 11, 2009 killing was the result of a domestic dispute. Morgan paid a late-night visit to his ex-girlfriend and found Lopez in her bed, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. After an argument, Lopez left the building and returned with a shotgun. Lopez then shot Morgan in the chest and kicked the fatally wounded man before fleeing.
Lopez later turned himself in at a police station. He was convicted on June 1 and immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole.
From press materials and Gazette archives.