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Worcester man charged in death of victim found in burning home

Worcester man charged in death of victim found in burning home

Hide caption WORCESTER – A Worcester man has been charged with murder in the July 25 beating death of 53-year-old David N. Carlson in the victim’s Halmstad Steet home.

Brayan W. Flores, 29, of 197 Vernon St. was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Central District Court on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Mr. Carlson, whose body was discovered July 25 in a fire at his house at 12 Halmstad St.

A not-guilty plea was entered by the court on Mr. Flores’ behalf. Assistant District Attorney Timothy A. Westerman told Judge Richard A. Eustis that he and Mark Bennett, the lawyer appointed to represent Mr. Flores, were in agreement that the suspect be held without bail without prejudice, which would allow for a future bail hearing in the case. Judge Eustis held Mr. Flores without bail without prejudice and continued his case to March 8.

Prosecutors said during an earlier court hearing in the case that Mr. Flores and Mr. Carlson were involved in a dating relationship and accused Mr. Flores of killing the older man, although he had not formally been charged with his murder until Tuesday.

Mr. Flores was previously charged with assault and battery on Mr. Carlson with […]

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