$1,000 bail set for rape suspect.


Byline: Gary V. Murray

WORCESTER - Bail was set at $1,000 cash yesterday for a Chandler Street man charged with the rape and attempted murder of a 27-year-old woman.

Anthony M. Gardner, 29, of 150 Chandler St., was arraigned in Central District Court on aggravated rape and attempted murder charges lodged against him Thursday. Judge Margaret R. Guzman set bail of $1,000 cash or $10,000 with surety and continued Mr. Gardner's case to Dec. 21.

The woman flagged down a motorist shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Chandler and Queen streets, said she had been raped and asked the motorist to call police, according to investigators. Officers met the woman at 150 Chandler St. and saw that she was bruised, police said.

The woman told investigators she had been raped and choked...

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