The death of the Woburn woman whose body was discovered on Dec. 21 in the marsh area along Route 107 was officially ruled a homicide this week, making it the second slaying that police investigated in Saugus last year. The boyfriend of Sherell Pringle, 40, was charged with her murder on Jan. 4 in Lynn District Court. Bruce Maiben, 44, of Lynn, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment. Judge Jean Curran entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
Maiben is accused of murdering Pringle, who was reported missing after not returning home from a date with Maiben on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Her body was discovered the following Tuesday in Saugus. Initially, Maiben was charged with larceny of over $1,200, tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.
Meanwhile, a second suspect has been charged with murder in connection with another homicide that police were investigating in Saugus last month. Jorge Delgado Medina, 25, was arraigned in Lynn District Court on Jan. 5 for the Dec. 11 murder of Michael Norton, 26. Family members discovered Norton’s lifeless body in his Essex Landing apartment at 44 Collins Ave., which is off Route 1 South.
Medina was arraigned on Dec.14 for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation and failure to stop following a police pursuit in Saugus. He was being held on $10,000 cash bail and a federal detainer at the time of his arrest, but he is now being held without bail.
Two others have been charged in connection with the homicide: Angjeliki Hodaj, 33, of Saugus, was arraigned for murder on Dec.17 and remains held without bail; Kiara Rosario, 26, of Chelsea, was arraigned on Dec. 31 for accessory after the fact of unarmed robbery. She was ordered held on $50,000 bail and to remain under house arrest with a GPS monitoring device if she posts bail.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office has released few details in connection with the two murders.