Newton Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder

The man was convicted for slaying a Framingham man in his Cape Cod vacation home.

A Newton man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for the September 2009 shooting of a Framingham man

Authorities say Robert Upton, 48, shot his brother-in-law, 47-year-old Aris Manoloules, in exchange for $165,000 from other members of the family, according to a a report today in the Boston Herald. 

The incident happened inside Manoloules' Hyannis vacation home, the Herald reported. 

Prosecutors say there had been bad blood between members of the family over a multimillion dollar inheritance.

According to the Cape Cod Times, Upton is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. His conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

For more information, read the full story in the Boston Herald and the Cape Cod Times.


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