Mar19

Man Found Guilty in Shrewsbury Rape Case

For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 508-368-7236 WORCESTER — Edward Lacey of Worcester was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and raping a woman in Shrewsbury after a jury-waived trial in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Lacey, 41, of Laurel Street, was found guilty of kidnapping, […]

Mar19

Statement of Senior First Assistant District Attorney Jeff Travers

The freedom to assemble, to speak, and to petition the government are among the most fundamental constitutional rights of a free society.  These rights, however, do not protect or encourage violence — whether it is violence thoughtlessly inflicted on our fellow citizens, their property, or purposefully directed at law enforcement officers.  Such violent conduct is always properly the subject of criminal prosecution. […]

Mar12

Westborough Man Charged in Wife’s Death

WORCESTER – An 83-year-old Westborough man was arraigned at the hospital today on charges related to the death of his wife, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. On Saturday, March 6, police responded to the Park Village Apartments, 135 East Main St. and found 76-year-old Saharbanoo Rindani deceased. Her husband, Abdal […]

Mar10

Register Now: Sam Quinones, April 15, 2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: DA Early’s Central Mass. Opioid Task Force Meeting featuring author Sam Quinones. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  

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 […]