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November 10, 2006
Mass. man is indicted for East Providence murder
A state grand jury today indicted Joel Noonan, 36, of Avon, Mass., for the murder Sept. 24 of Steven Dowgiala.
Noonan is charged with stabbing Dowgiala to death after forcing his way into Dowgiala's home in the Rumford section of East Providence. Dowgiala's wife Susan is Noonan's cousin.
The police say Noonan fled to New York City where, the next day, he was shot by a police officer and arrested.
Noonan is in custody in New York. According to the Rhode Island attorney general's office, a Governor's Warrant will be sought for his extradition.
In addition to one count of murder, the grand jury indicted Noonan today on one count of entering a dwelling house with the intent to commit murder, and two counts of simple assault.
Noonan allegedly assaulted Susan Dowgliala and the couple's 8-year-old daughter.
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