Bail set at $1M in slaying; N.Y. man charged in 24-year-old case.Byline: Gary V. Murray
WORCESTER - A Bronx, N.Y., man charged with murdering a 79-year-old Worcester woman "Worcester woman" is a political term used by polling companies in the United Kingdom. It profiles or describes a certain type of voter, a white collar professional who worries about quality of life issues. 24 years ago was ordered held on $1 million cash bail yesterday.
Craig Minggia, 47, a former Clark University Clark University, at Worcester, Mass.; coeducational; chartered 1887, opened as a graduate school 1889. It was the second graduate school to be formed in the United States. Its undergraduate college (est. 1902) was integrated with the university in 1920. student, was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on charges stemming from the July 16, 1984, stabbing death of Lillian Johnson in her second-floor apartment at 1 Freeland St. Mr. Minggia pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, assault with intent to rape, armed burglary and armed assault in a dwelling.
Judge Robert C. Cosgrove set bail of $1 million cash and continued Mr. Minggia's case to Aug. 7.
The suspect, who lived in an apartment above the victim's while attending Clark, allegedly stabbed Mrs. Johnson more than a dozen times in the chest. While there was no physical evidence of rape, investigators said they believed the crime was sexually motivated.
A warrant for Mr. Minggia's arrest in the case was issued in December, after it was learned that his DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
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Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Quinlan asked Judge Cosgrove yesterday to order Mr. Minggia held without bail. The prosecutor said Mr. Minggia was questioned by police in 1984, denied any knowledge of the slaying and later "disappeared."
Mr. Minggia's appointed lawyer, Calvin C. Carr, said his client returned to The Bronx because his financial aid at Clark ran out.
Mr. Carr asked that Mr. Minggia's bail be set "without prejudice Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.
When a lawsuit is dismissed, the court may enter a judgment against the plaintiff with or without prejudice. When a lawsuit is dismissed without prejudice ," which would enable him to request a bail hearing later in the case. The judge set the bail without prejudice.
NOTE: 1984 INCIDENT