WORCESTER — Brayan Flores, 29, was ordered held without bail on Tuesday after being arraigned for the murder of David Carlson last summer, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Carlson, 53, was found dead on July 25, 2017, in his burned out home at 12 Halmstead St. He had significant head and facial injuries and the lower part of his body was burned.

Flores of 197 Vernon St., Apt. 1, was arrested on charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and was being held on $50,000 bail. He was charged with murder on Monday, Feb.12,  after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Carlson died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

Judge Richard Eustis dismissed the assault and battery charge at the request of Assistant District Attorney Timothy A. Westerman and continued the case to March 8.

The death is being investigated by Worcester Police.

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