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Aug27

Teenager Dies in Lunenburg Crash

August 27, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 ​LUNENBURG — A teen-aged passenger was killed early this morning in a one-car crash on Hollis Road, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. ​Austin J. Robbins, 18, of 32 Whalom Road, Lunenburg died. A second passenger, Sean McNiff, 19, of 24 […]

Aug26

Man Sentenced to 15-17 Years in Prison on Gun Charges

August 26, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester man, found guilty of gun charges by a jury yesterday, was sent to state prison today after a judge determined he was a career criminal with three prior violent acts, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]

Aug25

Update on Mendon Car-Bus Crash

August 25, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565               MENDON – A passenger in a car that collided with a bus yesterday morning has died, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Cheryl Drainville, 57, of Bellingham died from injuries received in the crash. The driver of […]

Aug24

Penn Sentenced to 17-20 Years in Prison

Aug. 24, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241                                                                     WORCESTER — Howard Penn was sentenced to 17 to 20 years in state prison today after being found guilty on Monday of manslaughter in the shooting death of a fellow employee of the Albion rooming house, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

Aug17

Judge Grants New Trial in Fredette Case

Aug. 17, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A Superior Court judge has set aside a jury’s verdict and ordered a new trial for one of three men convicted of first-degree murder in the 1994 slaying of Kevin Harkins, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. John Fredette, […]

Aug11

Statement on Vanessa Marcotte Murder

Good afternoon, We’ve made some progress in the case. I have a brief statement in Vanessa Marcotte’s homicide. We believe that there was a struggle between Vanessa and her killer. The assailant, who we know was a man, may have sustained injuries in that struggle, specifically scratches, scrapes and or bruises. Therefore, we would ask […]

Aug10

Winchendon Man Charged After Fatal Fight

August 10, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WINCHENDON — One man is dead and another one was arraigned today on an aggravated assault and battery charge after a struggle at a Spruce Street address early last night, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Donald O’Malley, 33, […]

Aug09

Young Woman Found Dead in Princeton Woods

August 8, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 ​PRINCETON – A 27-year-old woman who went missing while on walk on a country road Sunday afternoon was found dead in the woods not far from her family’s home, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The body of Vanessa […]

Aug08

Princeton investigation 7-8-16

Statement from the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office: On August 7th Princeton Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives began an investigation into a missing person report. The investigation focused on locating an adult, caucasian female last seen walking or running along Brooks Station Road in Princeton during the afternoon hours. Police are seeking the public’s […]

Aug04

Worcester Man Sent to Prison for Violating Probation

August 4, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was sentenced to 5 to 7 years in state prison today for violating the terms of his probation on his conviction for armed assault with intent to murder, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. […]