Two Indicted for Murder of Worcester Man

June 25, 2012

June 22, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

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WORCESTER — A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up murder indictments today for two Providence, R.I. residents who were involved in the disappearance and death of a 19-year-old Worcester man, according Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Lara Cori, 22, and James Howze, 19, both of 37 Harvard St., Providence were indicted for murder. Mr. Howze also was indicted today for larceny of a motor vehicle. They are both held without bail and will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a future date.

Ms. Cori was previously indicted on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and armed assault with intent to murder.

Joseph P. Webster of 104 Brattle St., Worcester, did not return home on March 13. Mr. Webster’s last known whereabouts was a room at the Motel 6 in Northborough. His body was found in a storage container in the yard of house on Wesleyan Avenue in Providence on April 3.

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