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Worcester Superior Court

Judge James R. Lemire

Michael Russell, 24, of East Hampton, N.Y., sentenced to three concurrent terms of 4 to 5 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery, amended from armed and masked robbery, armed and masked robbery, and armed assault with intent to murder. He was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 21/2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and battery. He was placed on nine concurrent terms of 2 years probation after pleading guilty to four counts of armed home invasion, four counts of armed assault in a dwelling, and armed burglary. He was ordered to pay $90 victim witness fee, $65 probation fee.

Timothy Morse, 47, of 29 Berlin St., Clinton, charged with failing to register as a sex offender (subsequent offense). The charge was nol prossed. A nol pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor's decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought. He was ordered to pay $150 legal counsel fee.

John K. Szyszko, 44, of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, West Boylston, sentenced to nine concurrent terms of 5 to 6 years in Walpole state prison after pleading guilty to eight counts of larceny over $250 and larceny under $250. He was placed on nine concurrent terms of 3 years probation, to begin upon his release, after pleading guilty to nine counts of altering/forging/counterfeit lottery tickets. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, no gambling, and to pay $65 monthly probation fee.

Angelo Mario Zona, 25, of 16 Kelley Square, Worcester, sentenced to 21/2 years in the House of Correction, with 73 days to be served, after pleading guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife). The balance of the sentence was suspended for 5 years with probation. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free, to undergo a substance abuse evaluation with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, and to pay $90 victim witness fee, $65 probation fee. Charges of common law affray, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct (second and subsequent offense) were dismissed at the request of the commonwealth.

Worcester Central District Court

Jury Session

Judge Michael G. Allard-Madaus

Carline Song, 51, of 24 Navasota Ave., Worcester, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or .08 percent, found not guilty.

Judge Jennifer L. Ginsburg

James Axhem Spahiu, 49, of 34 Wrentham Road, Worcester, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving negligently, placed on probation for 1 year, ordered to attend a driver alcohol education program, 45 days license loss, $250 state fee, $500 head injury fee, $50 victim assessment fee, $50 victim witness fee; and marked lanes violation, found not...

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