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Prosecutors Play 911 Call on First Day of Guaman Trial, Witnesses Testify

The trial for Nicolas Dutan Guaman began in Worcester Superior Court Monday.

Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.

The trial began Monday in Worcester Superior Court for Nicolas Guaman, the man accused of striking and dragging Milford resident Matthew Denice in 2011.

Guaman, an Ecuadorian citizen who is reportedly in the U.S. illegally, is facing numerous charges in the death of the Framingham State University graduate and Milford resident on Aug. 20, 2011 in Milford. Guaman's trial officially began Monday after two delays in April and again last week. 

On the first day of the bench trial, which is expected to last five days, prosecutors played a 911 call in which Guaman's 9-year-old nephew called police to report that Guaman had left the house, driving drunk, according to WHDH

Guaman's attorney told the court that his client tried to "leave from a chaotic scene not knowing what was going on under his vehicle," according to WHDH. 

Witnesses also testified Monday that they tried, unsuccessfully, to get Guaman to stop after seeing Denice pinned beneath the vehicle, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Judge David Ricciardone is overseeing the trial.

You've Beenhad May 14, 2014 at 09:51 AM
I'm hoping this loser's Oscar worthy performance of a charade fools no one. The thought of Guaman not knowing what he did is unfathomable. Think he'd know if his paycheck was short-changed? Oh, wait a minute... what paycheck? He's an illegal so that roofing company probably paid him under the table. Just hope this isn't a Mini-me appointed judge, believing that the rights of illegals are somehow different than those of natural born citizens.
Milford Senior Man May 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM
I'm surprised he doesn't have rosary beads around his neck.
Deb May 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM
True - to Milford Senior Man! Perhaps we'll see that on another day!
Mark Cain May 14, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Filthy Drunk! And Milford's coward police Chief is hiding under his desk I say again COWARD!!!

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