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Judge OKs Enright Motions in Murder Case

August 29, 2018

GARDNER -- The father and family members of Julia Enright were in court Thursday morning for the 21-year-old’s return to Winchendon District Court since being charged with the murder of Brandon Chicklis.

Enright remained silent as a judge approved four motions filed by her attorney for the court to provide up to $2,750 each to hire a DNA expert, pathologist, and computer expert and to provide her with criminal records for Enright and the victim.

A DNA expert and pathologist could be used to review evidence from the case, including the autopsy report when it becomes available, Enright’s attorney, Louis Badwey, said.

A computer specialist can help process video and other information relating to the case, he said.

The defendant’s father, John, declined to comment after leaving the courthouse.

Chicklis, 20, of Westminster, was reported missing in June after he failed to arrive in Windham, New Hampshire. His car was found in Rindge, New Hampshire, about a week later.

In July, a jogger discovered a body on the side of Route 119 in Rindge that was later identified as Chicklis.

The New Hampshire medical examiner used dental records to identify Chicklis and found numerous wounds on his body, ruling his death a homicide.

The prosecution believes he was killed in Ashburnham and then taken to New Hampshire.

Enright allegedly arranged to meet with Chicklis at her family home at 171 Packard Hill Road in Ashburnham the day he went missing, prosecutors said during her July arraignment. The two attended Monty Tech and both graduated in 2015.

Investigators found blood belonging to Chicklis inside and around a tree house on the property and inside her car, according to court records. The tree house had been recently cleaned, documents say, but blood seeped into the floorboards.

The last activity on Chicklis’ phone came from her residence, court records said.

Enright said she brought friends to the tree house in the past, she told police, but denied that she went there or that she was in her car with Chicklis. Instead, she said he left to buy narcotics and never returned, according to court records.

Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 26.

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