WORCESTER, Mass. (TCD) -- A jury convicted a 32-year-old New Hampshire man this week of stabbing his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend to death at a Massachusetts restaurant in 2019.
The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office announced June 20 that Carlos Asencio was found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with Amanda Dabrowski’s death and faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A male patron at the restaurant reportedly tried to help and suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound in the process. Other patrons and restaurant staff then stepped in to subdue Asencio before officers arrived, the District Attorney’s Office said.
In addition to the first-degree murder charge, the jury found Asencio guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the male patron’s stab wound. Asencio is scheduled to be sentenced June 29.
In a statement, District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said, "The loss of Amanda was devastating and tragic. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. No one should ever have to go through something as horrible as this."