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Lowell man indicted for first degree murder

A 53-year-old Lowell man has been indicted for murder in connection with a body found in his apartment.

Lowell man James Sheedy faces a first degree murder rap. Credit: Google Images Lowell man James Sheedy faces a first degree murder rap. Credit: Google Images



A 53-year-old Lowell man has been indicted for murder in connection with a body found in his apartment.


James Sheedy has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of first degree murder. Police allege an argument over drugs spiraled out of control and ended with Sheedy stabbing a woman multiple times last spring.


On May 31, Lowell Police were responding to a well-being check on a resident at 255 Walker Street. When police arrived, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, they found Barbara Romano dead. She had been stabbed multiple times.


Police alleged Sheedy invited Romano over to his apartment, where the two started arguing over drugs. At some point the argument turned violent, police said, with Sheedy stabbing Romano. A medical examiner determined she died from puncture wounds to the neck. He was arrested the night of May 31.


“This was a brutal attack on a vulnerable individual," said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan through a statement.


Sheedy also faces four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, five counts of threatening to commit a crime and resisting arrest for a prior incident.


An arraignment date has not yet been scheduled.
 
 
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