Pawtucket Murder Suspect Remanded to Custody Without Bail
Matthew Dufresne, a 34-year-old man from Pawtucket, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of an 84-year-old man, identified as Joseph Corsi, who was found dead at his Eddington Street home on Saturday.
Dufresne, who is the victim’s grandson, appeared before a judge in Providence District Court, where he was remanded to custody without bail.
According to police, they received a call for a well-being check and found Corsi deceased at the scene.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Investigators were seen going in and out of the home, taking pictures and collecting evidence.
Dufresne was taken into custody on the same night.
Family members of Corsi described him as a caring and funny grandfather who enjoyed conversing with people and teaching them how to cook.
The tragedy has left the community deeply saddened.
Dufresne’s case will be reviewed by a grand jury, and he is scheduled to appear in court on March 21.
In the meantime, he will remain in custody.