UPDATED: Tewksbury Man Arraigned In Connection With Death Of 39-Year-old Woman
Sep 16, 2019 10:23AM
● By Theresa Gilman
Jennifer Kalicki, 39 (LinkedIn photo)
(Editor's Note: The following article is based on information released by the Office of Middlesex District Attorney.)
TEWKSBURY— Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan have confirmed that Eric Griffin, 39, of Tewksbury, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and charged with assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with a suspicious death investigation currently underway in Tewksbury.
Judge Ellen Caulo ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing and revoked the defendant’s bail on a pending case. The next scheduled hearing in this case is Friday, September 20.
Multiple published reports have identified the deceased as Jennifer Kalicki, 39, of Tewksbury. According to reports, the two were romantically involved. According to prosecutors, Griffin has an extensive criminal history that includes two restraining orders and at least one previous charge of domestic violence.
According to prosecutors, Griffin had been incarcerated recently and had been released from jail on Sept. 11.
On September 15, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office were contacted by Tewksbury Police regarding an apparent suspicious death that occurred in an apartment complex on Archstone Avenue in Tewksbury.
Upon arrival authorities observed the decedent, a 39-year-old female from Tewksbury, who resided with the defendant, unresponsive in bed. The victim had sustained significant injuries consistent with a physical assault. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
An investigation began and later that day the defendant was taken into custody without incident. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took custody of the decedent and will determine cause and manner of death.
According to published reports, investigators believe Griffin had assaulted Kalicki over the course of several hours.
This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Tewksbury Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and additional charges may issue. This is not believed to be a random incident of violence and there is no danger to the public.
The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Suzanne Wiseman and Emily Jackson.