WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Law enforcement investigators have announced that a convicted killer has confessed to killing a Westfield teen over two decades ago.
At a Monday morning press conference, Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni announced that Lewis Lent confessed to killing Jamie Lusher.
Lusher disappeared in 1992 while riding bicycle from his parent’s home in Westfield to his grandmother’s home in Blandford.
Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says Lent confessed to abducting and killing Jamie Lusher after Mastroianni agreed not to prosecute Lent for the Lusher murder.
Mastroianni says Lent is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of Jimmy Bernardo of Pittsfield and the abduction of Sara Anne Wood of New York State.
Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless says that Lent had a master plan to abduct children.
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Mastroianni says that a search for Lusher’s remains is active and ongoing, and will begin Tuesday near Greenwater Pond in Becket.
Based on corroboration of some of lent’s confession, authorities believe Lent is telling the truth about Jamie Lusher’s abduction,”We were able to have another conversation with him fairly recently and in that conversation he gave us detailed, credible information as to his involvement in the Lusher disappearance.” says Westfield Police Captain Michael McCabe.
An emotional Jennifer Nowak, Jamie’s sister also spoke at the news conference,” My brother Jamie was a unique individual, he was kind of a little spark that if you didn’t catch it right you missed something awesome, he loved pets, he loved his dog, he loved to get dirty, loved dirt bikes and monster trucks, he loved to ride his bike all over,” says Jennifer Nowak.