Dem Awaiting Trial Found Dead

  • 2018-09-28
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Dem Awaiting Trial Found Dead
The wife of a Democratic senator awaiting trial on federal corruption charges found him dead yesterday. (Fox News)

The body of former state Sen. Brian A. Joyce, 56, was found by his wife, the Bristol County District Attorney's office said in a statement. The DA’s office said “foul play” was ruled out for the time being.

Joyce was reportedly involved in a car crash Wednesday, but it was unclear if that incident was connected to his death. Massachusetts’ chief medical examiner is slated to conduct an autopsy.  


An investigation is “active and ongoing,” the spokesman said.

The Democrat, who served as assistant majority leader, was first elected in 1998. Joyce left the Senate after not seeking re-election in 2016 amid the federal probe. He moved to Westport, Mass., from Milton after his political career ended.

Joyce maintained his innocence leading up to the trial.
 Source: AAN
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