Authorities say Rooslin Altidor, 26, of Medford, is scheduled to be arraigned today in connection with the death of 31-year-old Rasaun Nichols.
Police say the victim was walking toward the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets in Lowell when an assailant grabbed her from behind.
Police are investigating after the body of woman was found washed up on Plum Island northeast of Boston.
The other three were charged with three counts of rape. Emmanuel Toffee Bile and Justin King, both 21, were convicted and are serving prison sentences. Twenty-year-old Caleb Womack still faces trial.
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and 27-year-old James Stumbo, of Boone, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on firearms related charges.
Defense lawyers have complained for years that a standard instruction given by judges in such cases gives jurors the false impression that defendants will be released after a brief period of mental health treatment and scares them into rejecting an insanity defense.
State police say a 39-year-old Worcester woman has died after hitting two other cars, one head-on, while driving the wrong way on Interstate 190 southbound on Saturday night.
Officials haven’t said what killed Avalena and landed another young girl living in the home in the hospital.
The Mexican government has confirmed that a homeless Boston man police say was beaten by two brothers, one of whom said he was inspired by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants, was a citizen of Mexico.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office says Officer Patrick McCarthy pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lowell District Court to charges of assault and battery on a household member.
The foster mother was taking care of a 2-year-old girl, who died last weekend in what the mother’s sister says was a “freak accident.” The investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged.
At a hearing Wednesday, the judge in the case appeared interested in the fairness arguments by Brady’s lawyers, but the judge also continued to push for a settlement.