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Woman Indicted in Monty Tech Classmate’s Murder

December 22, 2018
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By Mina Corpuz

mcorpuz@sentinel andenterprise.com

WORCESTER -- Julia Enright, the 21-year-old accused of murdering former Monty Tech classmate Brandon Chicklis, was indicted Friday by a Worcester County grand jury.

The Ashburnham woman has been held without bail since her July arrest. She is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 3 in Worcester Superior Court.

Chicklis, 20, of Westminster, was reported missing after he left home June 23 and failed to arrive in Windham, New Hampshire, to visit family.

Weeks later, a jogger discovered his body on the side of Route 119 in Rindge, New Hampshire.

Prosecutors haven’t said specifically how he died, but believe Chicklis was killed in Ashburnham. He sustained multiple injuries that led to his death, court records say.

Enright arranged to meet with Chicklis at her home at 171 Packard Hill Road, Ashburnham, on the night he went missing, prosecutors said.

Investigators found blood in a treehouse on the Enright property and in her car that tested positive as belonging to Chicklis, prosecutors said during her July arraignment in Winchendon District Court in Gardner, where she was initially charged.

The treehouse had been cleaned and a new rug was on the floor, but that didn’t stop blood from seeping into the floorboards, according to court documents.

Enright told police she brought friends to the treehouse in the past, but denied that she was there or in her car with Chicklis on June 23, court documents say.

Phone records placed him at the Ashburnham home, prosecutors said.

There was no activity on his phone after Chicklis went missing, which means it was turned off or destroyed, court documents say.

State Police detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are still investigating the case.

Enright and Chicklis attended Monty Tech together and graduated in 2015. She studied graphic communications and Chicklis studied drafting technology.

Assistant District Attorneys Terry McLaughlin and Jeffrey Travers will serve as the prosecution for Enright’s case.

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