Westfield man sentenced to 5 years in Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction
For immediate release: June 22, 2012
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Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford, today, sentenced Steven Morse, of Westfield, to 5 years in the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, in connection with the Aug. 17, 2010 death of 10-year-old Augustus Adamopoulos, on Lake Norwich in Huntington.
A Hampshire County jury, on June 21, found Morse, 39, guilty of boat homicide by negligent operation, a misdemeanor; and of misleading a police officer, a felony.
The jury found Morse not guilty of manslaughter, boat homicide by reckless operation while under the influence of alcohol; serious injury while operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and three counts of child endangerment while under the influence.
Adamopoulos’s father James Adamopoulos, read a victim impact statement at today’s sentencing hearing.
Morse gave a statement, saying he accepts responsibility for his actions.