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Statewide Grand Jury Interim Report (November 7, 2012)

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Raymond Grundy (DOB: 7/11/75) Fifth Avenue, East Providence P1-2012-2960A

The Statewide Grand Jury today reported out an indictment charging Raymond Grundy with one count of first degree murder and one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder for the December 25, 2010 murder of his estranged girlfriend Staria Silva.

It is alleged that on December 25, 2010 Grundy murdered Staria Silva. It is further alleged that between September 1, 2010 and December 25, 2010, Grundy solicited another individual to murder Silva.

According to police reports, on Christmas Day 2010 Linda Silva, mother of Staria, found her daughter lying dead in her apartment in East Providence while Staria's twin nine-month old baby girls lay crying in their cribs. Staria had sustained knife wounds to her neck and arms and also showed signs of asphyxia.

Grundy is presently serving six years as a violator of an unrelated probation and has a felony domestic assault and violation of a no contact order charges pending where Staria Silva was the alleged victim. Grundy also has an unrelated charge of second degree robbery pending.

The case was investigated by the East Providence Police Department. Grundy is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on November 21, 2012.

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Grand Jury Reports

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/criminal/

Release date: 11-07-2012

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