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 was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole today after being convicted of raping and murdering Theresa K. Stone nearly 16 years ago.
A jury today found Alex F. Scesny guilty of murdering 39-year-old Theresa K. Stone roughly 16 years ago. He didn’t flinch as the verdict was read in Worcester Superior Court. 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.