EVERETT – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced that David Grossack, 47, was arraigned today in Malden District Court and charged with murder in connection with the February 25 homicide of Francis Brescia, 65 of Everett.
Judge Cesar Archilla ordered the defendant held without bail. The next scheduled court date in this matter is April 28 for a probable cause hearing.
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Everett Police responded to an apartment located at 25 Oakland Avenue in Everett. Upon arrival police located the body of an adult male in an advanced state of decomposition. Police had been notified by the building’s landlord who discovered the body following a well-being check.
The case was referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who upon inspection of the body identified several traumatic injuries to the victim and ruled the death a homicide. The victim was subsequently identified through the use of dental records as Francis Brescia.
The defendant in this case allegedly fatally assaulted the victim in his home on or around February 10, 2017 and fled the scene. The victim suffered a fractured skull and was stabbed at least 14 times.
The defendant was identified by investigators using a fingerprint that was allegedly located in the home as well as through the defendants alleged use of the victim’s credit card at a Chinese food restaurant.
A warrant was issued for Grossack’s arrest in connection with the homicide and he was subsequently placed on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted List.
Grossack was located last night, March 28, in Pittsfield, MA and taken into custody by Pittsfield Police. He was subsequently transported back to the Everett Police Department last night by Everett Police and Massachusetts State Police
This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Dunigan.