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Apr01

Lacey Sentenced to 21-24 Years in Rape, Kidnap Case

April 1, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was sentenced to 21 to 24 years in state prison today after being found guilty on March 19 of raping and kidnapping a woman in a Shrewsbury hotel, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

Mar31

Worcester Man Arraigned for Murder

March 31, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — A 31-year-old Worcester man was ordered held without bail after being arraigned today in Superior Court in a fatal shooting on Aug. 16, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Robert Dupuis of 11 Doris St. is […]

Mar26

Worcester Man Indicted for November Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester County Grand Jury indicted two men on Friday in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on Park Avenue in November, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Messiah Amankwa, 18, of […]

Mar23

Statement of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

With regard to recent protests in the Main South area in Worcester, I made the decision to recuse myself due to a conflict I have with Clark University. A decision to Nolle Prosequi cases against 17 defendants was made after a careful review of the evidence by our Senior First Assistant and First Assistant in […]

Mar19

Man Found Guilty in Shrewsbury Rape Case

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and raping a woman in Shrewsbury after a jury-waived trial in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Lacey, 41, of Laurel Street, was found guilty of kidnapping, […]

Mar19

Statement of Senior First Assistant District Attorney Jeff Travers

The freedom to assemble, to speak, and to petition the government are among the most fundamental constitutional rights of a free society.  These rights, however, do not protect or encourage violence — whether it is violence thoughtlessly inflicted on our fellow citizens, their property, or purposefully directed at law enforcement officers.  Such violent conduct is always properly the subject of criminal prosecution. […]

Mar12

Westborough Man Charged in Wife’s Death

WORCESTER – An 83-year-old Westborough man was arraigned at the hospital today on charges related to the death of his wife, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. On Saturday, March 6, police responded to the Park Village Apartments, 135 East Main St. and found 76-year-old Saharbanoo Rindani deceased. Her husband, Abdal […]

Feb25

DA Early Honors COVID-19 Field Hospital Nurse

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored a Worcester COVID-19 Field Hospital nurse for her selfless dedication and donations to homeless COVID-19 patients. Registered nurse Rebecca DeCoteau, who continues to collect and donate clothing items for homeless individuals being discharged […]

Feb10

OUI Defendants Notified of Breathalyzer Problems

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — More than 4,700 Worcester County defendants charged with operating under the influence of alcohol will receive letters in the mail saying they may be entitled to a new trial because of problems with breathalyzer evidence, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Breathalyzer […]