Worcester rooming house shooting trial scheduled to start
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a security guard at a Worcester rooming house charged with shooting and killing a facility custodian is expected to start this week.
Testimony in Howard Penn’s first-degree murder trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. Jury selection wrapped up Thursday.
Prosecutors say the 56-year-old Penn shot 52-year-old Lloyd Worster after an altercation in the security office at the Albion rooming house in January 2014. Authorities say Worster suffered a single gunshot wound to the back.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that jurors will see a surveillance video that shows the fight and shooting.
Penn has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer has said the shooting was in self-defense.