May 10, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER — A Superior Court jury today found Edwin Mazariego guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated rape in the beating death of Maxine Libby in 2006, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Mazariego, 31, formerly of 59 ½ Benefit St., faces a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole on the murder conviction. Judge David Ricciardone set sentencing for May 16.
The jury deliberated for less than five hours before returning its verdicts.
Ms. Libby, 41, was the mother of five children. Her partially clothed body was found Aug. 19, 2006 near the railroad tracks at the end of Benefit Street. Evidence showed that she had been raped and beaten to death.
Assistant District Attorneys Brett Dillon and Lisa Casella represented the Commonwealth.