Jun03

DA Early Honors Fitchburg Police Officer with TEAM Award for Saving 11-year-old Girl from Choking While at School

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 FITCHBURG – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of a Fitchburg Police Officer who’s quick-thinking saved a young girl from choking on food. Officer Steven Hachey was presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit – TEAM Award […]

Jun03

Fitchburg Mother Sentenced in Killing of 6-year-old Daughter

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WORCESTER — A Fitchburg mother was sentenced to serve life in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of her 6-year-old daughter, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Shana Pedroso, 41, will not be eligible […]

May20

Former Auburn Elementary School Teacher Sentenced to Prison After Raping Student

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WORCESTER – A former Auburn elementary school teacher was sentenced to serve 18 to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty last week of raping a student more than a decade ago, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]

May18

Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Fatal Fitchburg Stabbing

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 FITCHBURG — A 22-year-old man was indicted for murder in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Gadiel Maria in Fitchburg, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A Worcester County Grand Jury today reported out the murder charge against Jose A. Ramos […]

May12

Former Auburn Elementary School Teacher Found Guilty of Raping Student

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 WORCESTER – A former Auburn elementary school teacher was found guilty Thursday of raping a student multiple times inside a classroom more than 10 years ago, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Stephen Jaszek, 66, of South Hadley, was […]

May08

Identities of Mendon Crash Victims Released, Investigation Ongoing

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 MENDON – The father and son killed in a crash in Mendon on Friday night have been identified as Edwin A. Sosa Acevedo, 34, of Attleboro, and Christian Sosa, 15. Sosa Acevedo was pulling out of the restaurant parking lot at 84 Uxbridge Road […]

Apr04

Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Fitchburg Stabbing

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706   FITCHBURG — A 22-year-old man was charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Gadiel Maria in Fitchburg last month. Jose A. Ramos Solis, of Fitchburg, was arraigned Monday in Fitchburg District Court on the murder charge. He was ordered held without […]

Mar28

Man Indicted for Manslaughter in Bellingham Crash That Killed Passenger

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 WORCESTER – A Medway man was indicted on a manslaughter charge for a June 2021 crash in Bellingham that resulted in the death of the passenger in his car, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Christopher Millien, 27, was indicted […]

Mar21

Authorities Investigating Fatal Stabbing of Man in Fitchburg

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706   FITCHBURG — The death of a man in Fitchburg on Friday is being investigated as a homicide, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Gadiel Maria, 18, of Fitchburg, was fatally stabbed shortly before midnight on Friday. It appears he […]

Mar07

Body in Paxton Identified as Worcester Man, Being Investigated as Homicide

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 PAXTON – The death of a Worcester man whose body was found Saturday in the woods off of Asnebumskit Road in Paxton is being investigated as a homicide, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. The body of Ernest A. Appiah, 29, was […]

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