WORCESTER - Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office announced that a Worcester Superior Court jury convicted Jose Morales, 25, of Worcester, for second-degree murder on Monday, November 22.
After a weeklong trial, the jury found Morales guilty of stabbing 37-year-old Lee Daniels on July 20, 2016.
First responders found Daniels in his car at the YMCA parking lot on Main Street, suffering from a stab wound to the chest. Medical staff pronounced him dead at the hospital a short time later.
Law enforcement in New Jersey arrested Morales in October 2016. He has been in custody since his arrest.