Aug05

Jury Convicts Man in 2016 Fitchburg Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – Jose Crespo was convicted of first degree murder in the 2016 killing of a Fitchburg man, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Crespo, 36, of Newark, N.J., was also found guilty of home invasion; aggravated kidnapping; two counts of […]

Jul22

DA Early Supports Summer Youth Programming with Drug Forfeiture Funds Over $1.3 million donated in the last 15 years

WORCESTER – So far this year, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. has donated more than $70,000 as part of his Drug Forfeiture Community Reinvestment program benefitting more than 20 programs across Worcester County, many focused on youth programming during the summer months. The reinvestment program uses money seized from drug crimes to […]

Jul12

Third Adult Arraigned in Stabbing of Lifeguard

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — A third Worcester man, charged in the beating and stabbing of a lifeguard at Bell Pond on the 4th of July, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Worcester Central District Court today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. […]

Jun25

 Worcester Man Indicted for Murder

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER — A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up a murder indictment today against a Worcester man for a fatal shooting on Chandler Street in May, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Angel Ortiz-Santos, 28, of 244 Pleasant St., was […]

Jun25

Man Charged with Murder in Worcester Stabbing Death

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER —  A man was arraigned Friday on a murder charge after being secretly indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury this week for a November 2020 stabbing death, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Dana Gaul, 43, of 118 […]

Jun22

Worcester County Overdose Response Program Sees Successes in First Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – More than half of those offered services following an overdose accepted treatment as part of a program launched last year by District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and all 60 police departments in Worcester County. Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) launched in March 2020 […]

Jun14

McNally Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

June 14, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A 37-year-old Leominster man was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison today after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in the vehicle he was driving, according to Worcester […]

Jun03

Person of Interest Named in Molly Bish Case

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 State Police Detectives Assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office Seek Tips WORCESTER — Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr. has been named a person of interest in the murder of Molly Bish, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced today. Sumner, […]

May27

DA Receives Grant for Juvenile Diversion Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER – The District Attorney’s Office and the City of Worcester have received a state grant totaling more than $36,000 to contract services with Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. (YOU, Inc.) to continue the office’s Juvenile Diversion Program, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, […]

May11

Worcester Man Arraigned in Fatal Shooting

May 11, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 or 508 735-2981 WORCESTER — A 28-year-old Worcester man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after being arraigned today in Central District Court on charges related to a fatal shooting Saturday on Chandler Street, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

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