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Fitchburg Man Charged with Manslaughter

June 25, 2012

June 21, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 or (508) 735-2981

FITCHBURG — A Fitchburg man was charged with manslaughter and assault and battery today in the death of another Fitchburg resident in a fight at an intersection, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Glenn E. Lowell Sr., 50, of 32 Gage St. was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment this afternoon in Fitchburg District Court. Assistant District Attorney Brian M. D’Andrea had asked for $25,000 cash bail with conditions of GPS monitoring, home confinement and no motor vehicle use upon release. Mr. Lowell’s lawyer, Richard Farrell, requested that his client be released on personal recognizance, but agreed with the Commonwealth’s set of conditions. Judge Margaret Guzman didn’t impose any conditions except to have Mr. Lowell check in with Probation once a week in person and daily by phone.

The case, which is being investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Fitchburg Police, was continued to Aug. 2.

Mr. Lowell is charged in the death of Gregory S. Spyropoulos, 50, of 80 Princeton St.., after both men were involved in a fight Sunday evening at Cleghorn and Daniels streets.

Mr. Lowell was driving his vehicle onto Cleghorn Street when he encountered Mr. Spyropoulos who was crossing the street. He got out of his vehicle and a fight ensued.

Mr. Spyropoulos suffered a head injury and was brought to Leominster Hospital before being transferred to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. After being on life support for three days, he died Wednesday afternoon.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy, and the case remains under investigation.