Dec16

Mother Indicted for Murder; Boyfriend Faces Abuse Charges

December 16, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Blackstone woman was indicted on two counts of murder today in connection with the deaths of two infants whose remains were found in a closet of her home, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Her boyfriend […]

Dec02

Fletcher Pleads Guilty to 1986 Murder

Dec. 2, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly (508) 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — Christopher R. Fletcher, 53, pleaded guilty today in Worcester Superior Court to murdering a Fitchburg woman in 1986, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Fletcher, who is already serving a life sentence […]

Nov03

DA Early Warns of Scams

Oct. 30, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 WORCESTER – Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is warning citizens of a pair of scams aimed at getting money or personal financial information from unsuspecting victims. Both scams have recently targeted residents of Worcester County. One scam, aimed […]

Oct30

Victim in Holden Fire is Identified

October 30, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 HOLDEN – The victim discovered after a Sunday afternoon fire in the home at 18 Farragut Way has been identified, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The body of Raj V. Pathi, 63, who lived at that address, was […]

Oct30

Samia Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Oct. 30, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly (508) 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241 WORCESTER — A Superior Court jury today found Elias Samia guilty of first-degree murder in the 1994 slaying of Kevin Harkins, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Samia, 48, is the third person found […]

Oct29

Southbridge Fugitive Faces Multiple Indictments

October 29, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565​ WORCESTER – A Southbridge man, captured in upstate New York after a nationwide crime spree, has been indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Gregory J. Lewis, 26, of 113 Brentwood Drive, Southbridge has […]

Oct25

Former Student Arraigned in Assumption Bomb Threat

October 17, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A former student at Assumption College was arraigned today on charges connected to the bomb threat that closed the college this week, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mohammed Braimah, 21, of 922 Hyde Park Ave., Boston […]

Oct06

Chesko Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Oct. 6, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236 or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241 WORCESTER – A Worcester Superior Court jury found LeeAnne Chesko guilty of first-degree murder today in the 2011 beating and stabbing death of businessman Francis Spokis in his Rutland home, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The verdict, […]

Sep11

Three Infants Found Dead in Squalor

BLACKSTONE – Three infants were  found dead by State Police Detectives today in a squalid house at 23 St. Paul St., according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The age and sex of the babies is unknown. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. […]

Sep04

DA Co-Sponsors Bullying Prevention Conference

For Immediate Release Media Contact: eenglander MARC Director Elizabeth Englander WORCESTER — The Office of the Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. and the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University will co-host a conference entitled “­­­­Training the Trainer, Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention” on Thursday, Oct. 16. MARC director and founder Elizabeth […]