Suspect in death of woman found at treatment plant arraigned
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing a 26-year-old woman whose body was found outside a wastewater treatment plant has been held without bail after pleading not guilty.
Keith Hamel, 23, of Athol, was arraigned Wednesday in Franklin Superior Court in connection with the death of Kelsey Clifford. His attorney did not contest the bail request. His family refused comment outside of court.
Clifford, 26, of Leominster, was found stabbed to death outside the locked gates of the Athol Wastewater Treatment plant on Nov. 11. Her cellphone and all her money were missing.
Hamel’s best friend was dating Clifford, prosecutors said.
Hamel's DNA was found on Clifford's clothing and body, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors did not say why Hamel and Clifford were together, but said that information, along with possible motives, would be revealed at trial.