Boston Man Convicted of Alberto Insurance Shooting

August 4, 2011

A Boston man has been convicted of shooting the owner of a Fall River, Ma. insurance agency during a robbery.

Peter Chamberlin was convicted of charges including attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Chamberlin was one of three men who burst into the Alberto Insurance and Real Estate Agency in September 2007 and demanded what they thought was a large sum of money from a vault. Authorities say the men beat Antonio Alberto, shot him in the head and made off with just $40.

Alberto, with his ankles and wrists bound, and with duct tape over his eyes, crawled up the stairs and called 911 using his nose.

The Herald News reports that Chamberlin’s lawyer said there was a lack of evidence tying Chamberlin to the scene.

Sentencing is next week.

Information from: The Herald News,

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