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Dorchester man convicted of shooting another man in the head to keep him from talking to the feds

A federal jury this week convicted Jaquan Casanova of tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, which could net him up to 30 years in prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Casanova proved a poor shot and his target survived.

The two had been involved in a multi-state prostitution ring with a third man, Raymond Jeffreys, also of Dorchester. Jeffreys became convinced that the other man was talking to the feds after he was arrested in New Jersey on federal sex-trafficking charges and got Casanova to shoot him as he sat in a car at Draper and Westville streets in Dorchester, in April, 2013.

Jeffreys was sentenced to 30 years in prison in May of this year, after pleading guilty to tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, lying to a federal agent and sex trafficking.

Casanova will be sentenced on Sept. 14.

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of what happens when witnesses cooperate with law enforcement, and also why witnesses are afraid to come forward.

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The witness didn't "come forward." He was trying to cop a plea by giving up his partners after he was busted. In other words, a snitch.

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I would rather have them all in jail. And if snitching will do it good. And we should protect the snitch if he is giving up the other guy.

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To you, I guess. I didn't want that, and I really can't see how what I wrote could be interpreted that way.

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