'91 bombing convict gets added sentence.


Byline: Kim Ring

EAST BROOKFIELD - A former Boston resident who served time for his role in a 1991 bombing that killed a Boston police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to drug charges and was sentenced to six months in the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in West Boylston.

Thomas A. Shay, 35, whose address was listed in court documents as 53 Chestnut St., fourth floor, Spencer, was wanted on warrants in three cases, including two involving charges from Spencer. He was brought to the Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield, where he faced 10 charges including possession of the prescription drug Klonopin, breaking into a depository, larceny of over $250, distributing a Class C drug to a minor, and fireworks possession.

In a plea agreement brokered by Assistant District Attorney John F. Kennedy, Mr. Shay pleaded guilty to distribution of a Class C substance and was sentenced to serve six months after he completes any other sentences pending anywhere in the United States.

Mr. Shay also agreed there was evidence to warrant guilty findings on charges of possession of a Class C substance and fireworks, and failure to report an address change to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Those charges were filed. The two counts of distributing a Class C substance to a minor were merged with a charge of distribution of a Class C substance.

He was given a...

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