Jun14

McNally Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

June 14, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A 37-year-old Leominster man was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison today after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in the vehicle he was driving, according to Worcester […]

Jun03

Person of Interest Named in Molly Bish Case

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 State Police Detectives Assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office Seek Tips WORCESTER — Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr. has been named a person of interest in the murder of Molly Bish, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced today. Sumner, […]

May27

DA Receives Grant for Juvenile Diversion Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER – The District Attorney’s Office and the City of Worcester have received a state grant totaling more than $36,000 to contract services with Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. (YOU, Inc.) to continue the office’s Juvenile Diversion Program, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, […]

May11

Worcester Man Arraigned in Fatal Shooting

May 11, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — A 28-year-old Worcester man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after being arraigned today in Central District Court on charges related to a fatal shooting Saturday on Chandler Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

Apr30

Rwaramba Wins Liberty Bell Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — Margaret Rwaramba, chief of the victim witness advocates in the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, was presented the Liberty Bell Award by the Worcester County Bar Association at the annual Law Day Celebration. ​The award is given each year to a non-attorney for their contributions […]

Apr01

Lacey Sentenced to 21-24 Years in Rape, Kidnap Case

April 1, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was sentenced to 21 to 24 years in state prison today after being found guilty on March 19 of raping and kidnapping a woman in a Shrewsbury hotel, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

Mar31

Worcester Man Arraigned for Murder

March 31, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — A 31-year-old Worcester man was ordered held without bail after being arraigned today in Superior Court in a fatal shooting on Aug. 16, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Robert Dupuis of 11 Doris St. is […]

Mar26

Worcester Man Indicted for November Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester County Grand Jury indicted two men on Friday in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on Park Avenue in November, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Messiah Amankwa, 18, of […]

Mar23

Statement of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

With regard to recent protests in the Main South area in Worcester, I made the decision to recuse myself due to a conflict I have with Clark University. A decision to Nolle Prosequi cases against 17 defendants was made after a careful review of the evidence by our Senior First Assistant and First Assistant in […]

Mar19

Man Found Guilty in Shrewsbury Rape Case

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and raping a woman in Shrewsbury after a jury-waived trial in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Lacey, 41, of Laurel Street, was found guilty of kidnapping, […]