BREAKING NEWS – Westport, California – A former Massachusetts state senator awaiting trial on federal corruption charges was found dead in his home, authorities said. The body of former state Sen. Brian A. Joyce, 56, was found by his wife, the Bristol County District Attorney’s office said in a statement. The DA’s office said “foul play” was ruled out for the time being. Joyce was reportedly involved in a car crash the day before, but it was unclear if that incident was connected to his death. Massachusetts’ chief medical examiner is slated to conduct an autopsy. Several people interviewed by the police have stated that about an hour before the car accident occurred, Joyce was seen in a heated exchanged with a woman wearing a pants suit. These same people also said that they will not testify to who the woman is, unless they are placed in a federal witness protection program, until they move to another country and change their names.