Pittsfield — The Berkshire District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday, October 25 that it had obtained a third conviction in the homicide case of Jaden Salois. According to a press release issued by the office, Dasean Smith, 24, of Pittsfield, is the third of three defendants charged in the 2019 homicide to face trial.
Smith pled guilty to single counts of manslaughter, possession of a firearm without an Firearms Identification (FID) card, possession of ammunition without an FID card, and possession of a firearm. On Monday, October 24, Judge Jane Mulqueen imposed a 15- to 18-years state prison sentence on Smith.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office previously obtained first-degree homicide convictions for brothers Omar Pascual-Polanco, 26, and Carlos Pascual-Polanco, 22, both of Pittsfield, in the Edward Avenue shooting. Judge Douglas Wilkins sentenced both to serve life sentences without parole.
The three jointly operated a marijuana distribution operation through a fake social media account, which they used to lure Salois, of Dalton, from an Edward Avenue home in Pittsfield and then shot him in the back at approximately 2 a.m. on January 20, 2019.