Defense Files Multiple Motions in Julia Enright Murder Case

August 11, 2018

By Mina Corpuz

mcorpuz@sentinel andenterprise.com

GARDNER -- The attorney for accused murderer Julia Enright is asking for experts, criminal records, and a list of witnesses the commonwealth plans to bring to trial to build her defense case.

″(The experts are) necessary order for the defendant to mount an adequate defense to the serious charges pending against her,” one of the motions reads. “The requested funds are reasonable, as this is a murder complaint. Justice dictates that this motion be allowed.”

The 21-year-old Ashburnham resident faces a single charge of murder for allegedly killing former Monty Tech classmate Brandon Chicklis, 20, of Westminster.

Her attorney, Louis Badwey, filed five motions in Winchendon District Court on July 30, less than a week after Enright’s arraignment.

He did not respond to multiple requests for comment Wednesday.

Three of the motions request up to $2,750 each to hire a DNA expert, a pathologist, and a computer expert.

Another requests a list of witnesses the state intends to call at trial. The final motion requests the criminal records of both Enright and Chicklis.

Enright said she arranged to meet with Chicklis at her Ashburnham resident the night he went missing, according to court documents.

Chicklis was reported missing on June 23 after he did not arrive in Windham, New Hampshire. His car was found in Rindge, New Hampshire about a week later.

In July, a jogger in Rindge discovered a body along the side of Route 119, which was later identified as Chicklis. The New Hampshire medical examiner found numerous wounds and ruled his death as a homicide.

The prosecution believes Chicklis was killed in Ashburnham and taken to New Hampshire.

Blood found inside and around a tree house on the property and in Enright’s car was identified as belonging to Chicklis, according to court records. The last activity on his phone placed him at Enright’s home at 171 Packard Hill Road.

Enright told police that she had brought friends to the tree house in the past, but did not go there or in her car with Chicklis on the night he went missing, according to court records. She said he left to buy narcotics and never returned.

Enright’s next court date is a pretrial hearing scheduled for Aug. 28.

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