Worcester Man Convicted in Fatal Stabbing in 2016

 by Tom MarinoNovember 22, 2021

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.

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