Fawe Charged with Murder in Sterling

October 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

 CLINTON — A 25-year-old Sterling man was held without bail after being arraigned today in Clinton District Court on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a Clinton man, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Allen F. Fawe of 16B Wilder Road, Sterling, had previously been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon stemming from a stabbing on Oct. 1 at a party at 16A Wilder Road. The victim, Jeffrey A. Joyce, 39, of 322 Oak St., Clinton, was brought to UMass Memorial Medical Center after the stabbing and died on Oct. 15.

Assistant District Attorney John H. Melander told the court that a preliminary report from the Office of the State Medical Examiner stated that the cause of Mr. Joyce’s death was sharp trauma wounds and that the manner of death was homicide. Judge Robert W. Gardner Jr. ordered Mr. Fawe held without bail and continued the case to Nov. 21.

Mr. Fawe had been ordered held without bail by Judge Gardner on Oct. 6 following a dangerousness hearing on the assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge.

The stabbing death is being investigated by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Sterling Police.