Wendell murder suspect held without bail

Lewis Starkey, III was arraigned Monday in Orange District Court

ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – No bail for Wendell murder suspect Lewis Starkey III.

Starkey is accused of murdering his girlfriend in Wendell early Wednesday morning and then driving to Chicopee, where he allegedly shot at his co-worker at Specialized Trucking.

Orange Police arrested him Sunday after a five-day manhunt. He was driving a red S-U-V that police were looking for. Starkey was arrested without incident..

“He was cooperative, no guns, no weapons,” said Sgt. Jamie Sullivan of the Orange Police Department.  “When I walked up to the vehicle he said you get the prize.”

One day after being captured, Lewis Starkey III was arraigned at Orange District Court Monday afternoon. The prosecuting attorney provided some information about the night where Starkey allegedly murdered his 48 year old girlfriend Amanda Glover at their home in Wendell.

“Mr. Starkey became very enraged, frustrated, there was mounting pressures financially otherwise in their relationship,”said Steven Gagne, Assistant for the Northwestern District Attorney. “After, he fired a shot and took Amanda’s life.”

Gagne said Starkey then turned his shotgun on Glover’s son, who dodged the gunfire, and was able to escape into the woods. The Glover family is hoping for justice for Amanda.

“Our family would like to share this picture of Amanda. We want people to remember her beautiful face and not the face of her assailant,” said Lisa Glover, Amanda’s Sister.

Starkey is scheduled to be back in court August 21st.

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