Two men indicted for fatally shooting man in Fitchburg home

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WORCESTER – Two men were indicted for murder for the fatal shooting of a 62-year-old man in Fitchburg this summer.

An investigation by Fitchburg police led to the apprehension of Thomas E. Martin, 45, of Fitchburg, and Christian Collins, 37, of Worcester, who were indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury last Friday.

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., on Friday, July 28, at about 9:25 p.m., Fitchburg police responded to a home on Marshall Street following a report of a shooting. In the home, police found a shooting victim, later identified as Michael Parks of Fitchburg. Parks was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Martin and Collins were indicted on the following charges: murder, home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm without an FID card. Martin was indicted on an additional charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The men were originally arraigned on Aug. 4 in Fitchburg District Court on charges of murder and home invasion. They were ordered held without bail at that time.

According to the Worcester District Attorney’s office, Friday’s indictments move the case against both men to Worcester Superior Court, where arraignments will be held on a later date.

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