Grundy indicted for murder in Christmas 2010 East Providence case

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PROVIDENCE — Raymond Grundy, 37, of Fifth Avenue, East Providence was indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury Wednesday, Nov. 7, with one count of first degree murder and one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder for the December 25, 2010 murder of his estranged girlfriend Staria Silva.

It is alleged that on Christmas Day 2010 Mr. Grundy murdered Staria Silva.  It is further alleged that between Sept. 1, 2010 and Dec. 25, 2010, Mr. Grundy solicited another individual to murder Ms. Silva.

According to police reports, on Christmas Day 2010 Linda Silva, mother of Staria, found her daughter lying dead in her apartment in East Providence while Staria’s twin nine-month old baby girls lay crying in their cribs. Staria had sustained knife wounds to her neck and arms and also showed signs of asphyxia. 

Mr. Grundy is presently serving six years as a violator of an unrelated probation and has a felony domestic assault and violation of a no contact order charges pending where Staria Silva was the alleged victim.  Mr. Grundy also has an unrelated charge of second degree robbery pending.

The case was investigated by the East Providence Police Department.  Mr. Grundy is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Nov. 21.

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