Tuesday, March 12, 2013
People have asked Patch, 'What is the latest on the murder charges stemming from the incident at Motel 6 last year?"
In August, two suspects pled not guilty to murder charges stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at Motel 6 in Northborough. James Howze, 20, and Lara Cori, 22, both of 37 Harvard St., Providence, were charged with the murder of Joseph Webster, a Worcester man whose last known whereabouts was at Motel 6 with Howze and Cori in March. Many have asked, "what is the latest on this murder case?" Howze and Cori last appeared in Worcester Superior Court on Feb. 11, and will next appear before the judge on April 29, according to Tim Connolly, spokesperson for the Worcester District Attorney's office. "It is moving along, but no date has been set for a trial," said Connolly.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
If a house were reportedly "haunted," or a murder had happened there, would you buy or rent it? Does the real estate agent have an obligation to disclose this sort of information?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Motel 6 owner follows up with the board after updating security at the motel.
It's a "family business," but after a multitude of serious incidents and crimes that emanated from the premises at Motel 6, not only did management want to improve the problem; the town demanded it do so. Manager Jayesh Patel reported to the Board of Selectmen on Monday that it has, and that security—and safety—has been drastically improved. In November, manager Jayesh Patel was called to a Board of Selectmen meeting after he and the town looked to improve conditions that were tagging the motel with a less than reputable reputation. Within the past year, an alleged murder, domestic disputes, drug deals, youth fights and an assault with a deadly weapon were among the incidents. Patel had met with Northborough police and devised a number of…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A scheduled disciplinary hearing is on hold after the manager of the motel worked through a remediation plan with the police department's help.
"When that 19 year old got killed in my motel room, I couldn't sleep for three days," Jayesh Patel, manager of Motel 6 in Northborough told the Board of Selectmen at what was scheduled to be a disciplinary hearing for the motel. Patel was referring to the murder that allegedly occurred in a room at Motel 6 on March 16. Instead of a discliplinary hearing, based on a proactive move by Patel, managers and employees at the motel are taking a number of steps to combat the crime that has plagued the location. Patel contacted the Northborough Police Department and together constructed a plan. In addition to the alleged murder (of which the two suspects have been charged with homicide), other Motel 6 incidents included a domestic dispute on April …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A murder suspected to have occurred at Motel 6 in Northborough brings two defendants forward, both pleading not guilty to the charges.
Two charged with the murder of a Worcester man were arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on Tuesday, and pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to Tim Connolly, communications director for the Worcester District Attorney. James Howze, 20, and Lara Cori, 22, both of 37 Harvard St., Providence, were charged with the murder of Joseph Webster, a Worcester man whose last known whereabouts was at Motel 6 in Northborough with Howze and Cori. Northborough police had visited the Motel 6 for a well-being check on March 16, which subsequently led to a search during which they located a "substantial amount of blood" in the room. Following a tip, Cranston, RI, police later discovered Webster's body in a storage container. Howze and Cori had fled…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The following cases involve Northborough residents and/or occurred in Northborough.
James A. Howze, 19, of 37 Harvard Ave. second floor, Providence, R.I. was summonsed to court on a complaint from State Police and the District Attorney and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in an incident that allegedly occurred at Motel 6 in Northborough. Judge Vito Virzi continued the case to May 2. Frank A. Desposito, 19, of 62 Allen St. in Northborough was arrested by Northborough police on March 30 and charged with OUI drugs, leaving the scene of property damage, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle and state highway traffic violation. The charges stem from an incident on March 30 in which a hit and run crash was reported on Main St. According to the police report, Desposito …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Suspects in the homicide of Joseph Webster face murder charges in an incident that led police to search a room at Motel 6.
James Howze muttered angrily as he was led in to Westborough District Court on Thursday morning to face charges in a murder that led police to a bloody crime scene at Motel 6 in Northborough last month. Lara Cori, 22, and James Howze, 22, both of 37 Harvard Ave., Providence, RI, were arraigned on murder charges, charged in the killing of Joseph Webster from Worcester. Cori's bail was requested at $100,000 and Howze at $500,000. Judge Vito Virzi ordered both held without bail. Both pleaded not guilty. An autopsy revealed Thursday morning that the body discovered in a storage unit not far from the suspects' house on Tuesday was that of Webster, who was last seen with Cori and Howze entering the Motel 6 on Route 9 in Northborough on March 14…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The man and woman connected to the disappearance, and possible murder, of an autistic Worcester man pleaded not guilty on Monday in Westborough and Worcester courts.
One suspect was held on $1 million bail and the other without bail in hearings this week in connection with the disappearance of a Worcester man who is slightly autistic. James Howze, 19, of 37 Harvard Ave., Providence, RI and Lara Cori [also Corey], 22, of 37 Harvard Ave., Providence, RI, were originally arrested in Colonie, NY, on March 21 on fugitive from justice charges. They are suspected in the disappearance and possible murder of Joseph P. Webster, 19, 104 Brattle St., Worcester. Webster was reported missing by his family on March 14, and remains missing. After an investigation, the district attorney's office reported that the suspects and the victim were together in a room at Motel 6 in Northborough. Room 214 was subsequently …