Trial date set for former Westborough man accused of killing his mother


Trial date set for former Westborough man accused of killing his mother
Daniel Uhlman (Photo/Courtesy Marlborough Police Department)

MARLBOROUGH – An August date has been set for the trial of a former Westborough resident accused of killing his mother last June.

Daniel Uhlman, 53, will be tried in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Aug. 19. A “trial readiness” hearing is scheduled for July 12.

Uhlman has been charged with first-degree murder; he is accused of stabbing, beating and running over his mother, Nancy Uhlman, at the Holiday Inn on Lakeside Avenue in Marlborough last summer.

On June 1, Marlborough police were called to the Holiday Inn. According to police reports and court documents, Uhlman was in the lobby, with blood on his hands and arms. He told hotel staff that he had just killed his mother, the reports and documents state.

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Police went to the back of the hotel, where they found the body of Nancy Uhlman, 82, of Westborough. According to reports, she was lying “on the ground with significant trauma.” She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Patriot Ambulance; her body was later transported by the state’s Medical Examiner’s office.

During the arraignment on June 2, prosecutor Megan McGovern said the death was a homicide.

According to reports, Uhlman, who had been staying at the hotel since the end of May, had called his mother to come over; he told police he intended to kill her. Uhlman had grabbed a butter knife a few days before with the intent “to stab someone in the area,” the court documents said.

Nancy Uhlman arrived around 10:30 a.m., and they talked and smoked cigarettes in her truck for a while. Around 12:30 p.m., court documents stated Uhlman pulled his mother out of the driver’s seat of the truck, then slammed her head on the ground multiple times. He told responding officers that he stabbed her about 10 times. 

He got back into the truck and ran over her twice, according to court documents. He then drove the truck to the front of the hotel and went into the lobby.

Hilary Novak, a forensic psychologist, told the court that Uhlman has bipolar disorder, and he has had hallucinations to harm himself and others.

He was arraigned in Marlborough District Court the following day. The case was sent to Middlesex Superior Court a couple of months later.

Uhlman is currently being held at the House of Correction in Billerica.

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