New Bedford man charged in slaying of retired Fairhaven teacher
A 36-year-old New Bedford man was charged this morning in the Oct. 14 slaying in Fairhaven of 69-year-old Joyce Howland, a retired elementary school teacher, prosecutors said.
Joshua Silva was charged with murder and armed robbery in New Bedford District Court this morning, the Bristol district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Initial investigation following the homicide suggested Howland and Silver knew each other, the Globe reported.
Howland was killed on the morning of Oct. 14 in her home.
Silva is to be arraigned this afternoon in New Bedford District Court.Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven