Oct05

DA’s Office Receives $860,000 to Fight Opioids

Oct. 5, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 WORCESTER –Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. announced today that his office has received two federal grants totaling $860,000 to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides and to divert those suffering from Substance Use Disorder into treatment. The Bureau of Justice Assistance approved […]

Sep21

Fitchburg Parents Indicted in Death of 6-year-old Girl

September 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — A Worcester County Grand Jury today handed up indictments charging Fitchburg parents in the death of their 6-year-old daughter in April after she was found unresponsive in the family home, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Shana Pedroso, 38, […]

Sep19

Barnes Sentenced to 8-10 Years in Prison

Sept. 18, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508 368-7241 WORCESTER – A 28-year-old former Fitchburg man was sentenced to 8-10 years in state prison today after being found guilty last week of a string of armed gas station robberies while masked, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. A Worcester […]

Sep18

Three Arraigned on Drug Charges

September 18, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — Three of five people, arrested after a wiretap-aided investigation uncovered a drug dealing operation, were arraigned today in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The arrests were the culmination of a long investigation by the federal […]

Sep13

Two Charged with Sexually Abusing Girls

Sept. 13, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — Two Worcester men, charged with sexually abusing two 17-year-old girls, were arraigned today in Worcester District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Genaro Cabeza, 43, of 20 Sylvan St., Apt. 2, is charged with rape, sexual conduct […]

Sep05

Locke Charged with West Brookfield Murders

Sept. 5, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 EAST BROOKFIELD — A Ware man was ordered held without bail today after being arraigned on four counts of murder in the deaths of a woman and her three children in their West Brookfield home, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]

Aug30

Man Accused of Burning Car Now Charged with Murder

August 30, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — Steven M. Foley, who had been facing charges associated with burning a car in Hope Cemetery in December, was arraigned on a murder charge today in Worcester Central District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The body of […]

Aug30

Body Found on Mass. Turnpike in Auburn

Aug. 30, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508 368-7241 AUBURN – Investigators are asking for the public’s help after a body was found on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike near exit 10, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The body, which has not been identified, was reported […]

Aug24

Six Inmates Indicted in Assault on Correction Officers

August 24, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — Six inmates at Sousa Baranowski Correctional Center were indicted today on assault charges stemming from a melee at the prison earlier this week, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Six officers were injured in the fight that broke out […]

Aug23

Former Auburn Teacher Arraigned on Child Rape Charges

Aug. 23, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508 368-7241 WORCESTER – A retired Auburn elementary school music teacher was arraigned today in Worcester Superior Court on indictments alleging aggravated sexual abuse of a child, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Stephen Jaszek, 62, of South Hadley, is charged with […]