Trial Resumes This Week for Nicolas Guaman, Expected to Last Days

The trial was delayed last week while the court sought an appropriate interpreter.

Worcester Superior Court. Credit: Mary MacDonald
Worcester Superior Court. Credit: Mary MacDonald

The bench trial of Nicolas Guaman resumed Monday after being delayed for a second time last week

Guaman, an Ecuadorian citizen who is reportedly in the U.S. illegally, is accused of allegedly striking and dragging Matthew Denice, a Framingham State University graduate and Milford resident, on Aug. 20, 2011 in Milford

His trial had been set to begin last Wednesday, May 7, in Worcester Superior Court, but Judge David Ricciardone determined that the trial would need to be delayed until the court could find an appropriate interpreter. Guaman's trial was originally set for Thursday, April 3, but was delayed for similar reasons.

The trial resumed Monday, May 12 in Worcester Superior Court after resolving issues regarding the interpreter, and is expected to last about five days, WCVB reported

Guaman's attorney has said his client did not know that Denice was trapped under the truck at the time of the incident, and said while Guaman admitted to certain facts in the case, he is not guilty of second-degree murder, according to NECN.

imokay May 12, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Deb May 13, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Thank goodness! let's hope for a speedy trial which will result in the best outcome for Matt's poor family. They've been through so very much. While nothing can ever bring back their precious son, they do need to have a positive (for them) outcome in this trial.


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