Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 1999 Murder in Worcester

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 30, 2021

WORCESTER - A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge in Worcester sentenced Edwin Novas to life in prison for the December 24, 1999 killing of Danny Nicasio outside a club on Main Street. Nicasio sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at the hospital. Novas was arrested in the Dominican Republic in 2017.

The judge heard from members of Nicasio’s family prior to sentencing.

The judge also sentenced Novas to eight to 12 years in prison for armed assault with intent to murder with a firearm. That sentence will run after the murder sentence. Novas, 38, will not have eligibility for parole for 23 years.

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Edwin Novas in 1999, from the Massachusetts Most Wanted Fugitive list prior to his capture.

The judge also sentenced Novas to four to five years for carrying a firearm, three years for possession ammunition, and three to five years for assault and batter with a dangerous weapon. Those sentences run at the same time as the sentence for second degree murder. Novas also received credit for the 1,308 days he spent in custody awaiting trial.

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