Suspect in 1999 Main South murder is returned to U.S. for arraignment in Worcester

Hide caption WORCESTER – A suspect in the Christmas Eve 1999 shooting death of a man outside a Main South nightclub was returned to the United States on Thursday from the Dominican Republic and is to be arraigned on a murder charge Friday in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Edwin R. Novas was indicted on Jan. 16, 2002, on charges of murder, armed assault to murder, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from the death of Danny Guzman, 26, who was fatally shot in the chest about 2 a.m. Dec. 24, 1999, outside the former Tropigala Nightclub at 816 Main St. A second man, Armando Maisonet Jr., was shot in the left shoulder and survived his injury.

Mr. Novas had been at large from the time of the shooting until being arrested Aug. 9 in his native Dominican Republic. A presidential decree granting extradition was issued on Jan. 4, and U.S. marshals brought him to the United States on Thursday, the district attorney’s office said.

“This arraignment is the result of a lot of hard work […]

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Suspect in 1999 Main South murder is returned to U.S. for arraignment in Worcester

Hide caption WORCESTER – A suspect in the Christmas Eve 1999 shooting death of a man outside a Main South nightclub was returned to the United States on Thursday from the Dominican Republic and is to be arraigned on a murder charge Friday in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Edwin R. Novas was indicted on Jan. 16, 2002, on charges of murder, armed assault to murder, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from the death of Danny Guzman, 26, who was fatally shot in the chest about 2 a.m. Dec. 24, 1999, outside the former Tropigala Nightclub at 816 Main St. A second man, Armando Maisonet Jr., was shot in the left shoulder and survived his injury.

Mr. Novas had been at large from the time of the shooting until being arrested Aug. 9 in his native Dominican Republic. A presidential decree granting extradition was issued on Jan. 4, and U.S. marshals brought him to the United States on Thursday, the district attorney’s office said.

“This arraignment is the result of a lot of hard work […]

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Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

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Suspect in 1999 Main South murder is returned to U.S. for arraignment in Worcester

Hide caption WORCESTER – A suspect in the Christmas Eve 1999 shooting death of a man outside a Main South nightclub was returned to the United States on Thursday from the Dominican Republic and is to be arraigned on a murder charge Friday in Worcester Superior Court, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Edwin R. Novas was indicted on Jan. 16, 2002, on charges of murder, armed assault to murder, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from the death of Danny Guzman, 26, who was fatally shot in the chest about 2 a.m. Dec. 24, 1999, outside the former Tropigala Nightclub at 816 Main St. A second man, Armando Maisonet Jr., was shot in the left shoulder and survived his injury.

Mr. Novas had been at large from the time of the shooting until being arrested Aug. 9 in his native Dominican Republic. A presidential decree granting extradition was issued on Jan. 4, and U.S. marshals brought him to the United States on Thursday, the district attorney’s office said.

“This arraignment is the result of a lot of hard work […]

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Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

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