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Man from Springfield Sentenced, Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge

A man from Springfield will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of a man in 2020.

Matthew Borg changed his plea to guilty earlier this month and was sentenced to 12 years in jail for the death of Dylan Hill.

Court documents indicate he entered an Alford plea, which means he is not admitting to the murder, but he and his defense believe the evidence against him is too strong to overcome.

Borg was also sentenced to eleven years for two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm to be served concurrently with the murder sentence.

The judge ruled that he be sentenced as a persistent offender, as he has a prior criminal history.

Prosecutors accused Borg of shooting and killing Hill at a hotel on East Evergreen in Springfield.

When police arrived, they found Hill dead at the scene.

Reports have not stated if Borg will be eligible for parole.