Sutton Man Charged in Beating Death

December 2, 2013

Dec. 1, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241

or 508 735-2981

SUTTON — A 49-year-old man has been charged with the beating death of the woman with whom he was living, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Colleen Butler, 60, was found dead in her home at 30 Torrey Road after Sutton Police responded to a 911 call from the suspect at 10:34 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas O. Starefos was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with manslaughter and domestic assault and battery. He will be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court.

The death is being investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office as well as Sutton Police.