Trial in 1994 Worcester slaying gets started
May. 19, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Opening statements in the trial of a man charged with playing a role in the fatal shooting of a Worcester man 20 years ago are getting underway.
Matteo Trotto is charged with murder in the 1994 slaying of Kevin Harkins.
Prosecutors say Trotto and two co-defendants lured Harkins out of a city bar in February 1994 and shot him in the head after getting into a car with the suspects allegedly because he reneged on an agreement to offer false testimony in a drug case against one of them. His body was never found.
The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1qOZIvD ) reports that the 48-year-old Trotto is now serving a state prison sentence on unrelated drug and gun charges.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Openings are Monday following last week's jury selection.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com