October 6, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A Worcester man, who was convicted in August of using a golf club to seriously injure another man, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
A jury had found Ricardo Montarvo, 37, of 16 Channing St. guilty of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. In a separate jury-waived trial, Judge Richard T. Tucker found Montarvo to be a habitual criminal and therefore subject to enhanced penalties.
Judge Tucker sentenced Montarvo to 20 years on the armed assault with intent to murder charge and 10 years on the assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge. The sentences will be served concurrently.
The charges stem from an assault on June 24, 2014 on Delldale Street. During the trial, jurors heard testimony that Montarvo struck the victim in the back of the head with a golf club. The victim, who suffered a depressed skull fracture (multiple pieces of skull broken and pushed inwards), was hospitalized, according to Assistant District Attorney Shayna L. Woodard who prosecuted the case.[category: press]