Arrest made in February strangulation of Worcester woman

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester police have made an arrest in the February strangulation of a teacher’s aide in her apartment.

Police announced Monday that the 55-year-old male suspect in the Feb. 5 death of Sandra Hehir is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in district court on a murder charge. The suspect’s name was not immediately made public and police did not say what led to him.

The 49-year-old Hehir, a middle school instructional assistant, was found dead on her apartment floor another resident of her building.

Police say the suspect is currently in the Worcester County jail on unrelated charges.

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