For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706
WORCESTER – A Worcester man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 killing of his ex-girlfriend in Worcester, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.
Antonio Lucas, 43, was found guilty of the murder charge by a Worcester Superior Court jury after a three-day trial. He will be sentenced on Sept. 7.
“Our prosecution team of Assistant District Attorneys Tiffany Scanlon, Tara Nechev and Nathaniel Beaudoin, did an exceptional job presenting this case and working to obtain justice for the victim,” Mr. Early said. “I want to thank the Worcester Police Department Officers and Detectives for their thorough and diligent work and Victim Witness Advocate Maria Deyette for being with the victim’s family throughout the case.”
Cleucilene Alves da Silva, 41, was killed by Lucas on May 31, 2019, while inside a home at 27 County St. in Worcester. She died from numerous stab wounds after she was attacked by Lucas.
The former couple lived together at the County Street home. Lucas was arrested by police at the scene.
The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.