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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    MA - Candace Scola, 32, Worcester, 5 July 2002

    I couldn't find any threads on the 4 year old murder case of Candace Scola. This happened in the same town as Molly Bish and there is another case of suspected murder but no body found of a man named Kevin Harkins. This article talks about all 3 cases.


    Public suspicion quickly fell upon Candace’s husband, Anthony Scola. Formerly of the DA’s office, a member of a prominent family that includes a judge, Scola has always maintained his innocence. Yet even his own legal representation noted in the days after the murder that it made sense to take a look at Anthony. “But we’re not naÔve and we’re not foolish,” attorney Michael Wilcox told the Telegram and Gazette’s Dianne Williamson for her column of July 11, 2002 — six days after Candace was found. “He’s the husband of a woman who has been found killed. By all accounts, the relationship had its problems. Even in the best of circumstances, the initial gaze of police would be directed at the spouse.”

    That stormy relationship between the two has been widely documented in the media and by friends of Candace Scola’s; at the time of her death, the couple was awaiting a court date on an assault and battery charge Anthony had brought against Candace (reportedly in response to a restraining order she had taken out against him).

    Much more at link.
    Old Broad

    MOD NOTE: Kevin Harkins murder solved.
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 08-30-2012 at 02:15 PM.
    this is just my opinion, it may be wrong, user beware!

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From July 2012:


    Another anniversary has passed, and another birthday was quietly commemorated yesterday. But 10 years after Candace Allen Scola was stabbed to death in her kitchen, a killer continues to elude justice...

    Ask the lawyer for the only person ever named as a suspect, and heíll say investigators have focused on the wrong man. Anthony J. Scola, the victimís estranged husband, had a rocky relationship with Ms. Scola in the months before she was killed, and was publicly identified as a suspect by then-District Attorney John J. Conte...

    The case has languished. In 2005, the probe was shipped out of Worcester because the Scolas had strong ties to the local legal community; she was a secretary for the Worcester Juvenile Court, and he was a former assistant district attorney. It was assigned to a special prosecutor who had the case for two years and seemed to be making progress before he died of cancer in 2008. The case was then assigned to Plymouth County First Assistant District Attorney Frank J. Middleton, where it remains. At least one grand jury and possibly three have been convened, but no indictments were returned. Yesterday, a spokesman for Plymouth County would say only that the investigation is continuing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    New England
    Bump for Candace.

    This piece from January, 2017 includes a bit on where things currently stand with the case (as well as several other Worcester area cases).

    Since Candace Scola worked for the Worcester Juvenile Court and Anthony Scola was a former assistant district attorney, the case was assigned to a special prosecutor who, unfortunately, died of cancer in 2008. The case was then assigned to Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Frank J. Middleton, but now rests under Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.


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