Feb25

DA Early Honors COVID-19 Field Hospital Nurse

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored a Worcester COVID-19 Field Hospital nurse for her selfless dedication and donations to homeless COVID-19 patients. Registered nurse Rebecca DeCoteau, who continues to collect and donate clothing items for homeless individuals being discharged […]

Feb10

OUI Defendants Notified of Breathalyzer Problems

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — More than 4,700 Worcester County defendants charged with operating under the influence of alcohol will receive letters in the mail saying they may be entitled to a new trial because of problems with breathalyzer evidence, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Breathalyzer […]

Feb05

Second Man Charged in July Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER — A second defendant has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Worcester man on July 9, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Anthony Negron, 26, of Camden, N.J., pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in […]

Feb01

Worcester Man Charged with Murder in July Shooting

Feb. 1, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — A man shot on July 9 in Worcester has died, and another man has been charged with his murder, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Jose A. Merced, 32, of 1 Eames St., was ordered held […]

Jan26

DA Early Honors Clinton Firefighter for Saving a Life

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 CLINTON– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored a Clinton firefighter for his quick actions off duty to save a life. Capt. Jason Burton, who provided life-saving CPR to a man in distress, was presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence […]

Jan14

Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Car in Oxford

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 or 508-368-7236 OXFORD — A woman was hit by a car and killed last night at Main Street and Fairlawn Avenue, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Oxford Police responded to the crash at about 7:15 p.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the […]

Jan13

District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Announces #TheENDD Post-Prom, Post-Graduation Grants

#TheENDD Teens Helping to Educate about the Effects & Negligence of Drunk Driving Ending the school year safely! Worcester County high schools are invited to apply for mini-grants to support safe, organized after-prom or after-graduation activities for students. These events offer drug- and alcohol-free alternatives to high-risk activities. Grants will be given to schools to […]

Jan03

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Charlton

Jan. 3, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508 368-7241 CHARLTON — State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and Charlton Police are investigating a shooting last night in a Southbridge Road apartment that left two people dead, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Charlton Police and EMS […]

Dec22

Man Indicted for Barre murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 BARRE — A Worcester County Grand Jury has indicted a 71-year-old Barre man on multiple charges in the Sept. 4 shooting death of his landlord, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Robert Leger of 113 Town Farm Road is charged with murder; possession […]

Dec15

DA Early Honors Westborough Sergeant Who Saved Domestic Violence Victim 

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WESTBOROUGH– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored a Westborough police officer for his heroism in saving an innocent life. Sgt. Jon Kalagher, who saved a victim amidst a domestic violence incident, was presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit — TEAM […]