July 15, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A Gardner man, who stabbed a woman during a home invasion early last year, pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court and was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Carl M. Carbonello, 43, of 141 Main St., Gardner, pleaded guilty Tuesday to home invasion, two counts of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny over $250, and two counts of witness intimidation.
Judge Janet Kenton-Walker sentenced Carbonello to 8 to 10 years in state prison on the kidnapping, assault and battery and witness intimidation charges. She imposed a sentence of 5 years of probation on the home invasion, assault and larceny charges. The probation period will begin after he serves the prison sentence.
The charges stem from a Jan. 5, 2015 home invasion in which Carbonello stabbed the mother of his ex-girlfriend. During the home invasion, the ex-girlfriend and her mother were confined by Carbonello for three hours. The older woman was treated for her stab wound at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
“I would like to thank the victims for their courage and the Gardner Police Department for their diligent investigation,” Mr. Early said.