Suspect in Western Mass. Murder Ordered Held Without Bail

A Massachusetts man wanted for the murder of a woman last week was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Monday.

Chicopee police said Lewis H. Starkey III, 53, was apprehended in his hometown of Orange without incident around 9:15 a.m. Sunday after five days on the run.

Starkey is accused of killing 48-year-old Amanda Glover inside the Wendell home he shared with her on July 5, as well as committing an attempted shooting of a coworker in his place of work, Specialized Trucking Company, in Chicopee later that same day. 

He is charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

Starkey will be held at the Franklin County House of Corrections in Greenfield pending his next court appearance on Aug. 21.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney. 

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