Aug11

Worcester Man Found Guilty of Murder in Fatal Stabbing of Ex-Girlfriend

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 killing of his ex-girlfriend in Worcester, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Antonio Lucas, 43, was found guilty of the murder charge by a Worcester Superior Court […]

Aug10

District Attorney Early Partners with Worcester Sheriff, MassHire to Host CORI-Friendly Job Fair

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A job fair focused on finding jobs for those with a criminal record is being held next week in partnership between Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, and MassHire Central. On Thursday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. […]

Aug03

DA Early Honors Charlton, Dudley Police Officers, Civilians for Saving a Woman from Burning Home

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 DUDLEY – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of two police officers and two civilians after they rescued a woman from a burning home. Dudley Police Officer Ryan Daniels, Charlton Police Officer Timothy Bullock, Anthony Fitzherbert […]

Aug02

Man Indicted on Arson Charges in Connection with Fire That Destroyed Wind Tiki Restaurant in Webster

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WEBSTER – A Webster man was indicted on 14 charges, including arson, in connection with the fire that destroyed the Wind Tiki restaurant in March 2022, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Joel Batista-Viera, 42, was indicted by a Worcester County […]

Jul13

Man Charged with Murder in Connection with Webster Homicide

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WEBSTER – A man is facing a murder charge in connection with the June killing of 39-year-old Joseph Bottis in Webster, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. A murder charge was filed Tuesday in Dudley District Court against 51-year-old Bernard Cusson […]

Jul12

Worcester Man Charged with Murder After Body Found in Paxton in March

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 SPENCER – A Worcester man was arraigned on a murder charge in East Brookfield District Court today in the death of a man whose body was found in Paxton in March, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Christopher Fuller, 30, is charged […]

Jul07

DA Early Provides $350K in Support of Youth Programs

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 DA Early Provides $350K in Support of Youth Programs More Than $1.5 million donated in the last 15 years WORCESTER –Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. has donated more than $350,000 this fiscal year to support youth programs across Worcester County thanks to his […]

Jun21

Recovery Coaches Added to Worcester County Overdose Response Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 Recovery Coaches Added to Worcester County Overdose Response Program Second Year of Program Sees Continued Success WORCESTER – Implementing a $1.2 million federal grant, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office has now assisted in adding recovery coaches to an ongoing overdose response program launched with the […]

Jun03

DA Early Honors Fitchburg Police Officer with TEAM Award for Saving 11-year-old Girl from Choking While at School

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 FITCHBURG – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of a Fitchburg Police Officer who’s quick-thinking saved a young girl from choking on food. Officer Steven Hachey was presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit – TEAM Award […]

Jun03

Fitchburg Mother Sentenced in Killing of 6-year-old Daughter

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WORCESTER — A Fitchburg mother was sentenced to serve life in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of her 6-year-old daughter, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Shana Pedroso, 41, will not be eligible […]

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