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Providence man sentenced to 30 years on manslaughter charge

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Percy Abbott (age 56), of Providence, was sentenced yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to 30 years after pleading nolo contendere to one count of domestic manslaughter. The charge against Abbott stemmed from a 2016 incident that claimed the life of Sherry Price Mann.

Abbott was sentenced to 30 years, with 10 to serve at the ACI, and the balance suspended with probation. Abbott was also ordered to complete the Batterers Intervention Program.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on January 9, 2016, Abbott pushed the victim, Sherry Price Mann, to the ground at her home in Central Falls. Price Mann later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The Central Falls Police Department led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorneys General Katelyn Revens and Kimberly Ahern prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.


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