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Jul02

Officials Issue Public Warning After Several Homemade Explosive Devices Found in Worcester

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – The public is encouraged to be on the lookout and alert authorities if they see unattended coolers or other suspicious items after three homemade explosive devices were recently found in the City of Worcester. An investigation into the explosive devices is ongoing by the […]

Jun27

Worcester Man Indicted for Murder in Grand Street Shooting Death

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A Worcester man was indicted on a murder charge in the November 2023 shooting death of 29-year-old Darilton Matias on Grand Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Jose Ortiz Maldonado, 25, was indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury last week on […]

Jun26

DA Early Brings Together Public Safety and Public Health Officials to Find Common Ground in Fight Against Overdose Epidemic

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 SHREWSBURY – Last Tuesday, public safety and public health professionals met to discuss how best to work together to address the overdose epidemic at an event organized by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. “We have so many good, caring people here who […]

Jun24

Lunenburg Man Indicted for Murder in Stabbing of Woman

For Immediate Release Contact: Julia Keane 508-368-7226 or 774-530-1207 LUNENBURG – A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up a murder indictment last week against a man for stabbing a woman to death inside their Lunenburg home last December, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Orlando Garcia Rosado, 57, is accused in […]

Jun07

Worcester County’s Donald Xenos Wins Mass Bar Association’s Access to Justice Prosecutor Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811  FRAMINGHAM — Donald Xenos, First Assistant and Chief of the Juvenile District Court Unit for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, was presented with the Prosecutor’s Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association at its annual Access to Justice Awards Celebration last night. The award is given […]

May30
May22

DA Early Honors Shrewsbury First Responders for Reviving Man in Cardiac Arrest

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 SHREWSBURY – A group of Shrewsbury first responders were recognized by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today for reviving a man whose heart had stopped beating due to cardiac arrest last July. The District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit – TEAM […]

May10

One Charged with Murder, Two Others Charged in Connection with Leominster Stabbing Death

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 FITCHBURG – A Fitchburg man is being charged with murder and two others are being charged with assault and battery in connection with the stabbing death of 20-year-old Robert Wright-Day in Leominster on Tuesday, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Juan Diaz […]

May06

After Fleeing Country, Suspect Returned to Mass. to Face Manslaughter Charge in 2022 Fatal Upton Crash

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 UPTON – Gabriel Dias De Holanda has been extradited to the United States and is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges related to a fatal 2022 crash in Upton, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Dias De Holanda, 19, will face […]

Apr10

DA Early Honors Webster Dispatchers, Officers for Rescuing Missing Boy with Autism

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811  WEBSTER – A group of dispatchers and police officers were recognized by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today for averting what could have been a tragedy when they quickly worked to locate a 4-year-old boy with autism, finding him partially in […]

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