Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Alain Bedame (age 18) with a last known address of 280 Weeden Street, Pawtucket, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for his role in the February 4, 2014 murder of George Holland, Jr. Pursuant to his plea, Bedame is facing a maximum sentence of life plus 20 years. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on February 4, 2014, the defendant drove Ashner Alexis, Seydina Ndoye and Robert Winston from Woonsocket to the area of 145 Colfax Street in Providence, where Alexis and Winston exited the vehicle and fired a shotgun into a window striking and killing 17-year old George Holland, Jr. The state alleges that it was Anthony Moore who provided the shotgun that was used in the murder.
Robert Winston, the juvenile who was waived out of Family Court and charged in the case, pled guilty on Friday, March 21, 2014 before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. He remains held without bail and will be sentenced at a later date.
Providence Police Detective Kenneth Court led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General Daniel Guglielmo and Special Assistant Attorney General Terence Coyne prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.