One Charged with Murder, Two Others Charged in Connection with Leominster Stabbing Death

May 10, 2024

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811

FITCHBURG – A Fitchburg man is being charged with murder and two others are being charged with assault and battery in connection with the stabbing death of 20-year-old Robert Wright-Day in Leominster on Tuesday, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Juan Diaz Contreras, 19, was arrested Thursday night without incident at his home in Fitchburg after police sought a warrant for his arrest.

Two others were also arrested on warrants as a result of the investigation, including Edgar K. Perez-Tuero, 21, of Gardner, and Christian Joel Santiago, 19, of Leominster.

All three men are expected to be arraigned Friday in Fitchburg District Court.

Just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Leominster Police responded to the report of a stabbing outside of the Riverside Village Apartment complex on State Street.

Upon arrival, officers found one male suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to Leominster Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The agencies investigating this case include the Leominster Police Department, the Fitchburg Police Department, the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services, and Massachusetts State Police Forensic Scientists.

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