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Mar25

Court Denies Fredette Appeal

March 25, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565The ​WORCESTER – The State Appeals Court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of John Fredette in the 1994 killing of Kevin Harkins, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. ​Mr. Fredette and two co-defendants, Matteo Trotto and Elias Samia, were […]

Mar21

Three Arrested after Long Drug Investigation

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — A months-long, multi-agency investigation into drug trafficking in the Worcester area led to three arrests last night and the confiscation of a significant amount of drugs, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester […]

Mar10

Overdose Tracking and Response Program Implemented in Worcester County

March 10, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – Police departments in all 60 of Worcester County’s cities and towns will begin tracking overdoses in real-time today thanks to a new program implemented by a partnership between District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police, local […]

Mar06

Jury Finds Man Sexually Dangerous

WORCESTER — A 57-year old man, who had been convicted of two counts of rape of a child in Clinton, was found to be a sexually dangerous person by a jury in Worcester SuperiorCourt this week, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. ​George Mackie, 57, whose last known address was in […]

Feb20

16 Souza Inmates Indicted in Attack on Officers

Feb. 20, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A Worcester County grand jury handed up 109 indictments today charging 16 inmates of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in a Jan. 10 attack that left four corrections officers injured, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. All 16 inmates […]

Feb18

“Eyes Up, Phones Down Worcester” Launched to Address Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/18/2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Katie Shea, Worcester Police Dept., 508-799-8611 dalyka@worcesterma.gov Lindsay Corcoran, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, 508-368-7252 lindsay.corcoran@state.ma.us WORCESTER – A public safety awareness campaign launched today in Worcester that encourages residents to avoid both distracted driving and distracted walking in order to reduce motor vehicle crashes and increase pedestrian safety. “Eyes […]

Feb11

Goparian Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – A Superior Court jury found Donovan Goparian guilty of first-degree murder today in the death of a Webster woman whose body was found in a burning car off Swan Avenue in 2015, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Goparian, 42, […]

Feb10

Menard Sentenced to 15-20 Years For Rapes

Feb. 10, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 WORCESTER — A 55-year-old North Brookfield man was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison today after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to drugging underage boys and videotaping and photographing abusive encounters with them while they were unconscious, according to Worcester County […]

Feb10

Montero Arraigned in 2013 Shooting Death

Feb. 10, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — Eduardo Montero was ordered held without bail after being arraigned in Worcester Superior Court for murder in the shooting death of a man at a Chandler Street barbershop, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Montero, 42, formerly […]

Feb07

Millan Pleads Guilty to 2016 Murder and Home Invasion

Feb. 7, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 WORCESTER — A 40-year-old Bridgeport, Conn., man was sentenced to life  in state prison today after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to second-degree murder in the 2016 slaying of a man in his Fitchburg apartment, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]