For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706
WORCESTER — Superior Court Judge Daniel Wrenn sentenced Julia Enright to life in prison today after she was previously found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old Brandon Chicklis, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Enright, 25, of Ashburnham was found guilty by a Worcester Superior Court jury in November. She will be eligible to seek parole in 25 years.
Chicklis, of Westminster, was last seen by his family on June 23, 2018. His body was then discovered weeks later on the side of Route 119 in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Enright was arrested in July 2018. She was convicted after the jury listened to 10 days of testimony.
“Today’s sentencing doesn’t remove the pain experienced by the Chicklis family after losing their loved one, but we hope it brings a measure of justice for this young man and his family,” Mr. Early said. “Our prosecutors, Assistant District Attorney Terry McLaughlin, Senior First Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Travers, and First Assistant District Attorney Jane Sullivan were professionals in every sense of the word as they presented this case and achieved the verdict.”
Mr. Early commended the work of Victim Witness Advocate Margaret Rwaramba for helping support Mr. Chicklis’ family through the process.
Several law enforcement agencies worked together on this case, including the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, State Police in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Ashburnham and Westminster Police, State Police Crime Scene Services, the State Police Dive Team, the State Police Special Emergency Response Team, State Police civilian forensic scientists, the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.
“We are grateful and appreciative of the dedication and hard work by all the law enforcement agencies involved and the prosecutors and victim witness advocates who helped seek justice for Brandon,” family and friends of Brandon Chicklis said in a statement.