Jessica’s Alleged Killer Arrested

An update from yesterday’s post. Police have arrested someone in connection with Jessica Cormier‘s murder. Here’s a report from CBS news:

EVERETT (CBS) – A 59-year-old Chelsea man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Everett.

Clarence Earl Berry is charged with the fatal stabbing of Jessica Cormier.

“This is a horrific and senseless case in which we allege that the defendant fatally stabbed the young victim numerous times, causing her death,” District Attorney Leone said. “Our thoughts are with Jessica’s family, who have lost a young woman dearly beloved by her family and friends.”

Authorities say Berry and Cormier knew each other and the violent attack occurred outside on Pearl Street, not from the victim’s home.

On Tuesday, a family member had heard screaming, went downstairs to the apartment’s foyer and found the victim on the floor.

Police searched Berry’s residence in Chelsea and evidence was recovered. Preliminary testing on some of the evidence tested positive for human blood.

Berry will be arraigned Monday in Malden District Court.

I hope this starts the process of justice and healing for Jessica’s family and friends.

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