Enright to Be Arraigned on Murder Charge

January 1, 2019

WORCESTER -- Half a year after her arrest, Julia Enright, the 21-year-old accused of murdering former Monty Tech classmate Brandon Chicklis, will be arraigned Thursday in Worcester Superior Court.

A grand jury indicted the Ashburnham woman just before Christmas, moving her case from Winchendon District Court in Gardner.

She has been held without bail since her July arrest for the death of 20-year-old Chicklis, of Westminster.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said he believes Enright killed Chicklis in Ashburnham and brought his body to Rindge, N.H.

She allegedly arranged to meet with Chicklis at her Packard Hill Road home on June 23, the night he was reported missing. Chicklis was reported missing after he didn’t arrive in Windham, N.H., to see family.

His car was found in a parking lot at Hannaford Supermarket in Rindge, N.H., which is about half an hour away from Westminster and more than an hour away from Windham.

In July, a jogger found the body of Chicklis on the side of Route 119 in Rindge, N.H. The New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner used dental records to identify him and ruled his death a homicide.

Enright was arrested July 23. Investigators found blood belonging to Chicklis in her car and a treehouse on the property of her Ashburnham home.

The tree house had been recently cleaned and there was a new rug, court documents say, but blood seeped into the floorboards.

Phone records also placed Chicklis at Enright’s home the night he went missing.

Enright told police she has brought friends to the treehouse, but denied being there with Chicklis or with him in her car that night, according to court documents.

She said he left that night to purchase narcotics and never returned, court documents say.

Enright and Chicklis were classmates at Monty Tech, where they graduated in 2015. Enright studied graphic communication and he studied drafting technology.

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