Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Allen Hanson (age 33), of East Providence, pleaded guilty on June 11, 2019 to one count of involuntary manslaughter. Providence County Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos sentenced Hanson to a 30-year full sentence with 26 years to serve at the ACI and the balance suspended with probation for the 2017 death of Jennifer Silva.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on May 20, 2017, Hanson assaulted Silva at her home on Warren Avenue in East Providence and, by his actions, caused her death.

Detective Sergeant Mark Bourget of the East Providence Police Department led the investigation into the case, and Assistant Attorney General Daniel Guglielmo and Special Assistant Attorney General Katelyn Revens prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.