Sep26

Woman Dies in Fitchburg Fire

September 26, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 Or Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 FITCHBURG – A 53-year-old woman died after Fitchburg firefighters pulled her from her burning home at 71 Cottage St. this morning, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Cheryl L. Cutting was pronounced dead at 8:33 a.m. at […]

Sep26

Five-year-old Dies in Car Accident in Grafton

September 25, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 GRAFTON – A 5-year-old boy was killed today in a car accident near his home on Samuel Drive, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The boy was hit by a car at about 3:52 p.m. Neither the boy nor the driver […]

Sep20

Webster Man Struck by Police Cruiser

September 19, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WEBSTER – A man was hospitalized last night after he was hit by a police cruiser, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Jai Hylton, 18, of 10 Prospect St. was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where […]

Sep19

We can’t arrest our way out of the problem: An op-ed by District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

“We can’t arrest our way out of the problem” By Joseph D. Early Jr. Worcester County District Attorney Published in the Sentinel & Enterprise and the Lowell Sun on Sept. 16, 2016 The opioid epidemic has affected virtually everyone in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Worcester County is no different. Law enforcement has a role to […]

Sep15

Man Sentenced to 20-24 Years in Prison for Rapes

September 15, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A former Framingham man pleaded guilty today to four aggravated rapes committed in Westborough in 2003 and was sentenced to at least 20 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The rapes occurred a […]

Sep15

Man Sentenced to 20-24 Years in Prison for Rapes

September 15, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A former Framingham man pleaded guilty today to four aggravated rapes committed in Westborough in 2003 and was sentenced to at least 20 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The rapes occurred a […]

Sep07

DA Early’s Statement on the Vanessa Marcotte Homicide Investigation

Statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.: “The Worcester District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police and Princeton Police continue to intensively investigate the homicide of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton. Detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information. We have received more than 1,000 tips. We are […]

Sep02

Two Arrested on Drug and Ammunition Charges

September 2, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – Two men, arrested yesterday as a result of a coordinated drug investigation, face charges in Worcester and Uxbridge district courts, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Juan Frias, 31, of 142 Richards St., Cranston, R.I., and Jose […]

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 […]