Women gets life sentence in stabbing of former classmate

Posted at 7:51 AM, March 7, 2022 and last updated 7:41 PM, July 13, 2023

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman convicted of killing a former high school classmate in a treehouse near her home and then disposing of his body in New Hampshire was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

FILE – These photos provided by the Westminster Police Department in Massachusetts show murder victim Brandon Chicklis. (Westminster PD)

Julia Enright, 25, of Ashburnham, was convicted of second-degree murder in November in the fatal stabbing of Brandon Chicklis, 20, in June 2018.

Enright lured the Westminster man to the treehouse with the intent to kill him as a “gift” for her boyfriend, prosecutors said. Enright and Chicklis had dated in high school, authorities said.

Enright testified at trial that she stabbed him in self-defense when he raped her and did not intend to kill him.

She and her boyfriend disposed of the body a few miles away off the side of a highway in Rindge, New Hampshire, where it was found by a jogger 17 days later. Charges against her boyfriend, including accessory after the fact to murder, are pending.

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