Oct. 24, 1996, strangled in Fitchburg
The battered body of Ms. Stone was found by a passer-by on Kinsman Road in Fitchburg. The cause of death was determined to be ligature strangulation.
In 2008, DNA from Alex Scensy, who was charged with a rape in West Boylston, proved to be match for evidence from Ms. Stone, and he was charged with her murder.
Alex F. Scesny didn’t flinch. He stood motionless today in a blue dress shirt and tie as it was announced that a jury had found him guilty of murdering 39-year-old Theresa K. Stone roughly 16 years ago. A few rows back, Ms. Stone’s mother, Marilyn Stone, put her hands over her mouth and trembled.
A Worcester Superior Court jury found Mr. Scesny guilty to first-degree murder on March 29, 2012. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.