October 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236
Or Paul Jarvey 508 368-7241
WOBURN — Natalio Felix was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of partole on Tuesday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 strangling death of his wife, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Middlesex Superior Court Kathe M. Tuttman imposed the mandatory life-without-parole sentence after the jury returned with its verdict.
Janice Santos, 37, a mother of three children, was strangled in her home at 16 Huntington Ave., Worcester, on June 8, 2011.
Mr. Felix walked into the Worcester Police Department and told an officer he had just killed his wife.
The case was moved to MiddlesexCounty because Ms. Santos worked in the Probation Department at Worcester Superior Court.
Mr. Early praised Senior First Assistant District Attorney Daniel J. Bennett and Assistant District Attorney Terry J. McLaughlin for successfully prosecuting the case and bringing closure to Ms. Santos’s family and friends. He also praised the Worcester Police Department for its thorough investigation.