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Jan04

DA Early Offers Funds to Support Safe End-of-Year School Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is inviting local schools and parent groups to apply for mini grants to support post-prom and post-graduation events designed to keep students safe and prevent drunken driving crashes. “This time of year is supposed to be a celebration […]

Dec20

DA Early Partners with IFB to Stop Insurance Fraud

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 WORCESTER – The Office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. continues their partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to work to eliminate insurance fraud, an effort that helps reduce automobile insurance premiums for all drivers. Mr. Early’s office has prosecuted more than 100 such […]

Dec20

DA’s Community Outreach Talks Reach Audience of 600,000

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER  – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office has officially reached more than 600,000 people with his crime prevention and community safety programming. “We are at schools, senior centers and community events across Worcester County nearly every day, presenting on topics such as […]

Dec17

DA Early Supports Fitchburg Athletics with Drug Forfeiture Funds

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 FITCHBURG – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. donated funds for the Fitchburg Athletic Department today as part of his Drug Forfeiture Community Reinvestment program. The program uses money seized from drug crimes to provide funds for youth-focused community initiatives in Worcester County. “Through […]

Dec13

DA Early Honors West Boylston First Responders for Saving Man in Cardiac Arrest

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Shea 508-368-7229 WEST BOYLSTON– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored five West Boylston first responders who resuscitated a man in cardiac arrest earlier this year. Lieutenant Colby Fiske, Deputy Bob O’Connell, Firefighter Bill Nicholson, Firefighter Eric Larson along with West Boylston Police Sgt. Anthony Papandrea were […]

Nov29

Enright Guilty of Murder in Westminster Man’s Death

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – Julia Enright was found guilty of second-degree murder today in the death of a 20-year-old Westminster man, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Enright, 24, of Ashburnham, was charged in the death of Brandon Chicklis, who had last been seen […]

Nov23

DA Early Honors Shrewsbury Police Officers and Firefighters for Saving a One-Year-Old Child

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Shea 508-368-7229 SHREWSBURY– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of two members of the Shrewsbury Police Department and two members of the Shrewsbury Fire Department. Detective Matthew Caola, Officer Shawn Valliere, Firefighter Rory Ahern, and Firefighter Ben Gerber, who performed life-saving breathing techniques […]

Nov22

Jose Morales Convicted of Murder in Worcester Stabbing

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 WORCESTER – Jose Morales was convicted of second-degree murder Monday by a Superior Court jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Morales, 25, of Worcester, was found guilty in the July 20, 2016 stabbing death of 37-year-old Lee Daniels after a weeklong trial. Daniels […]

Oct28

Recent Drug Arrest Raises New Overdose Concerns

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is warning the public of a recent drug arrest in the county and the new overdose risk it poses. In September and October, investigators worked in the Blackstone/Woonsocket area to address counterfeit pills. As a result, […]

Oct26

Robin Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Milford Stabbing

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A Worcester Superior Court jury today found Jeremy Robin guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2017 stabbing death of Timothy Commerford, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Commerford, 21, of Holliston, died on May 7, 2017 after being stabbed in […]

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