August 26, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A Worcester man, found guilty of gun charges by a jury yesterday, was sent to state prison today after a judge determined he was a career criminal with three prior violent acts, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Christien Hoffler, 31, was found guilty of possession of a firearm without a FID card, possession of ammunition without a FID card and reckless endangerment of a child. The jury found him not guilty of domestic assault charges.
Judge David Ricciardone heard evidence in the career criminal enhancement portion of the trial today. The judge found Hoffler to be a career criminal with three prior violent acts. He sentenced Hoffler to 15 to 17 years in state prison on the gun-related charges and 2 ½ years on the reckless endangerment of a child conviction. That sentence is to run concurrent with the longer prison term.
The charges stem from an incident in June of 2013 at a Vernon Street home.