In Springfield, Massachusetts, a former Westfield police detective has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife by shooting her.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni released a statement revealing that on May 8, 2018, Amy Fanion was discovered dead in her home from a gunshot wound. Initially, it was believed that the wound was self-inflicted. Nevertheless, after further investigation, it was found that Amy’s husband, Brian Fanion, had used his service pistol to kill her.
According to WWLP-TV, Mary Sandstrom, an Assistant District Attorney, has claimed that Brian Fanion and his wife engaged in an argument, during which he refused to give her half of his pension. It is alleged that Fanion used his Westfield Police Department work computer to research how divorce would impact his pension. Fanion is currently on trial for murder.
Moreover, it has been reported that Fanion conducted online research on gunshot residue before his spouse’s demise, despite not being assigned to any cases that would necessitate such investigation.
WWLP reported that Fanion conducted research on different types of household poisons and methods for potential overdose.
Gulluni announced on March 22 that Fanion had been convicted of first-degree murder and would spend the rest of his life in prison, with no chance of parole.
Gulluni expressed in a statement that the actions of Mr. Fanion were both deliberate and extremely heartless. He commended the jury for their insight in seeing through his defense and ensuring that he was held responsible for his actions.
Gulluni emphasized that the outcome of the case demonstrates that justice remains impartial, regardless of one’s status or authority. He expressed gratitude towards his team and specifically praised Assistant District Attorney Mary Sandstrom for her exceptional dedication in seeking justice for Amy.