• Crime Files: Bob Ward shares updates on three cases


    FOX 25's Bob Ward opened up his Crime Files to update three stories on Thursday night.

    Kathleen Desilets death

    On Dec. 6, 2011, 65-year-old Kathleen Desilets fell through a third floor window to her death at the Princeton, Mass. home she shared with her husband, Dr. Roger Desilets. Dr. Desilets is a prominent and wealthy dentist.

    An autopsy revealed the brutal injuries Kathleen sustained in the fall, but did not say if her death was a homicide, suicide, or an accident. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early is not talking about the case.

    The Worcester Telegram and Gazette is petitioning the courts to unseal search warrant affidavits in her death. Those documents could potentially provide a clearer view of what police have uncovered in the investigation, including what witnesses have told them and what was found in the house.

    The district attorney and an attorney for Dr. Desilets are against unsealing the affidavits. However, Leominster District Court Judge Mark Noonan ruled he would unseal the documents on May 1 if there is no appeal. It appears Dr. Desilets' attorney will file an appeal.

    Framingham sexual assault case

    Ward checked in on the search for a suspect in the Wednesday afternoon sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl. Investigators say the suspect is still out there.

    Framingham and Mass. State Police flooded the area near Gorman Street at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. That is where a 15-year-old girl said she was attacked at knife point shortly after getting off her school bus.

    Investigators told Ward no one has been arrested and they have no new leads in the case Thursday.

    Wareham animal cruelty case

    Ward also discussed the case of a former animal control officer from Wareham who is facing felony animal cruelty charges for reportedly failing to provide care for her sick dog.

    Anna Nelson's unnamed 10-year-old terrier mix was euthanized at the MSPCA's Jamaica Plain facility. Investigators claim Nelson failed to get veterinary care for the dog, which the MSPCA says was severely emaciated and diseased.

    Nelson, who previously served as an animal control officer in Wareham, will be arraigned on April 24. She faces up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine if found guilty.

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