Homicide

Rhode Island man arraigned in death of man under concrete

  • June 1, 2015: Steven Pietrowicz, Jr., center, of Burrillville, R.I., is arraigned on a murder charge in Providence District Court in Providence, R.I., for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.

    June 1, 2015: Steven Pietrowicz, Jr., center, of Burrillville, R.I., is arraigned on a murder charge in Providence District Court in Providence, R.I., for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.  (AP)

  • June 1, 2015: Steven Pietrowicz, Jr., center, of Burrillville, R.I., is arraigned on a murder charge in Providence District Court in Providence, R.I., for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.

    June 1, 2015: Steven Pietrowicz, Jr., center, of Burrillville, R.I., is arraigned on a murder charge in Providence District Court in Providence, R.I., for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.  (AP)

  • June 1, 2015: Michelle A. Morin, center, is arraigned in Worcester District Court in Worcester, Mass., with her attorney Michael Hussey, left, for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.

    June 1, 2015: Michelle A. Morin, center, is arraigned in Worcester District Court in Worcester, Mass., with her attorney Michael Hussey, left, for the murder of Domingo Ortiz of Worcester, Mass.  (AP )

A Rhode Island man has been ordered held without bail in the killing of a Massachusetts man whose body was found under newly poured concrete at the suspect's home nearly a month after he went missing.

Thirty-nine-year-old Steven Pietrowicz, of Burrillville, was arraigned Monday in Providence on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of a police officer. A bail hearing was scheduled for June 15.

The body of 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz, of Worcester, was found Friday beneath an outside deck where Pietrowicz lived. Ortiz had been missing since May 5 and had been last seen at Pietrowicz's home.

Forty-year-old Michelle Morin was arrested late Saturday in Worcester in Ortiz's death. She waived extradition Monday and agreed to be returned to Rhode Island to face a murder charge.