Suspect pleads not guilty to charges in connection with July 3 homicide in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man pleaded not guilty in Springfield District Court on charges in connection with a homicide on Worthington Street July 3. 

According to the Springfield City Clerk’s Office, a judge ordered 50-year-old Angel Padilla held without bail pending his next court date scheduled for August 19. 

Padilla was arrested near High and Hampshire streets by members of the Holyoke Police Department around 8:45 p.m., on a warrant Thursday night. He was later handed over to police in Springfield where he was charged with the murder of 28-year-old Luis Fernandez. 

On Wednesday, July 3, Springfield Police were called to 999 Worthington Street just before 2 a.m. for reports of a man suffering from serious stab wounds. 

Fernandez of Springfield was rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

The Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit and members of the Hampden District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate Fernandez’s murder. 

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