Mass. man indicted in fatal stabbing of womanAP , Associated Press
Dec. 30, 2013 7:43 PM ET
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Hampden County grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old Springfield man on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a Chicopee woman.
The Republican newspaper of Springfield (http://bit.ly/19BhJAu ) reports that Dennis Rosa-Roman will be arraigned in Superior Court on Jan. 7.
Rosa-Roman pleaded not guilty at an earlier court appearance in Chicopee District Court. He's charged with the August 2011 fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse.
Prosecutors have not released information about a possible motive or whether there was any connection between the suspect and the victim.
The district attorney's office is appealing a judge's order to lift an impoundment order on documents in the case.
The investigation drew controversy after a patrolman and a sergeant took cellphone photos at the crime scene and shared them with other officers.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/