July 15, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – Michael Sugarman, charged with murdering his wife in their Grafton home, pleaded not guilty today in Superior Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Judge Janet Kenton-Walker ordered Sugarman, 42, held without bail and continued the case to Aug. 15 for a pre-trial conference. Sugarman had been committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for six months and was returned there after his arraignment for further evaluation.
Kelly Sugarman, 36, was found deceased on the floor of her bedroom in her home at 55 Worcester St., Grafton. The Grafton police were brought to the home by the couple’s 5-year-old daughter who was seen by police walking alone on Worcester Street, a busy road in Grafton. Police found Sugarman on the floor of the kitchen still clutching a knife in his neck. He was treated at an area hospital for the neck wound and released.
Sugarman was indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury on June 24.