Man sentenced in 1976 Gloucester slaying - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Man sentenced in 1976 Gloucester slaying

Posted: Updated:

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 14 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 1976 slaying at a Gloucester funeral home.

The Essex District Attorney's Office said 55-year-old Norman Pike was sentenced in Lawrence Superior Court on Tuesday.

Pike pleaded guilty Monday just before he was to face trial on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Eleanor Wadsworth during a robbery at the Pike Funeral Home.

Prosecutors say Pike was one of three men who killed Wadsworth, the funeral home's manager. Pike, the grandson of the business owner, was 19-years-old.

One suspect died before facing trial. Another pleaded guilty to breaking and entering.

Pike was arrested in California in 2010. His lawyer had said he wasn't involved.

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices