Man charged in beating death of Sutton woman


SUTTON, Mass. ( -- A 49-year-old man was charged with the beating death of a woman he had been living with, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.

Police responded to a 911 call just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday where they found 60-year-old Colleen Butler dead in her home at 30 Torrey Rd. in Sutton.

Thomas O. Starefos was arrested on the scene and was charged with manslaughter and domestic assault and battery. He will be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court.

Butler's death is being investigated by State Police Detectives, as well as Sutton police.