July 29, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey
WORCESTER – Marcus Muniz, 21, was sentenced to 6 to 10 years in state prison today after a Worcester Superior Court judge found him guilty of a drive-by shooting last summer on McKinley Road, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Mr. Muniz of 76 Fox St., Worcester, was found guilty in a jury-waived trial on Tuesday of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and single counts of possession of a firearm without an FID card and possession of a loaded firearm without an FID card.
“This case illustrates the great work the Worcester Police and our assistant district attorneys Kassia Smith and Tara Sullivan do on a daily basis,” Mr. Early said. “This is the aggressive manner we are going to handle illegal gun violence. We will continue to prosecute illegal gun violence to the fullest extent of the law. We think the judge gave a very appropriate sentence for the illegal activity that occurred in this case.”
Ms. Smith recommended a sentence of 10-12 years.
He was found not guilty by Judge Beverly Cannone of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Mr. Muniz was the driver of a Ford Explorer and fired a single shot at four people about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2014 as they walked in the area of 14 McKinley Road. No one was injured in the shooting.
Shortly before the shooting, Mr. Muniz, accompanied by two other men, got into an argument with two brothers and their girlfriends at the P Wireless cellphone store at 237 Lincoln St. Mr. Muniz was the only one charged in this case.