Ashburnham Woman Remains Held in Slaying
WORCESTER -- The Ashburnham woman accused of killing Brandon Chicklis over the summer pleaded not guilty to a first- degree murder charge at her arraignment Thursday in Worcester Superior Court.
Julia Enright, 21, will be continued to be held without bail, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s office.
She is accused of murdering former Monty Tech classmate Chicklis, 20, of Westminster, in June.
His body was found on the side of Route 119 in Rindge, New Hampshire, a few weeks after family members reported him missing.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said at her July arraignment in Winchendon District Court that Enright killed Chicklis in Ashburnham and took his body to New Hampshire.
Prosecutors say she allegedly arranged to meet with Chicklis at her Packard Hill Road home on June 23, which is the night he went missing.
Investigators found Chicklis’ blood in her car and a treehouse on the property of her Ashburnham home.
The treehouse was recently cleaned and had a new rug, but investigators found blood that seeped into the floorboards, according to court documents.
Phone records also placed Chicklis at the Ashburnham property on the night he went missing.
Enright denied that she was in the treehouse or the car with Chicklis that night, court documents say. She told police he left to buy narcotics and never returned.
Chicklis and Enright graduated from Monty Tech in 2015.
Her next court date is scheduled for Feb. 28.
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