Somerset Man Indicted on Murder Charges, Connected to Death of His Mother

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced today that a Bristol County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Kostek, 63, of Somerset, on charges of second degree murder, assault and battery on a person over 60 and recklessly permitting serious bodily injury by a caretaker.

Mr. Kostek is accused of causing the death of his 88-year-old mother, Sophie Kostek, at their Wilbur Avenue, Somerset, home on August 7, 2014.

Mr. Kostek is already being held in custody on $1 million cash bail after being charged last August with assault and battery on an elder-resulting in serious bodily injury. He will be arraigned on the new indictments in Fall River Superior Court on January 29th.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Courtney Cahill, who is the Chief of District Attorney Quinn’s Domestic Violence Unit. The death was investigated by Cahill, along with Massachusetts State Police Detective Hollis Crowley and Somerset Police Detective Jay Matos.

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