DEDHAM, Mass. - A man convicted of punching and stomping a man to death in an unprovoked attack will spend at least 15 years in prison.
"We lost a best friend and a co-parent. Our children lost their father. They will never have his presence again," said Marie Deltufo, mother of one of the victim's sons.
Paul Fahey was sentenced Thursday, two days after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the March 2015 death of Keith Boudreau. He was sentenced to life in prison but will be eligible for parole in 15 years.
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As he stood in the courtroom and heard his fate along with Boudreau's family speak, he wiped away a tear.
"Keith's sons have to carry the knowledge their father was taken for absolutely no reason other than a pure, evil act carried out by another human," said Kathleen Boudreau, Keith's mother.
Prosecutors say Fahey punched the 42-year-old Boudreau in a now-closed Quincy sports bar, and when he was on the ground, stomped on the victim's head while wearing a heavy work boot. Boudreau, a father of two, died days later at the hospital in April 2015.
Witnesses say the pair never exchanged words. Fahey's attorney said his client felt threatened by Boudreau and acted in self-defense.
Boudreau leaves behind two sons.
Contributed reporting from the Associated Press
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