Grand jury indicts ‘Obit Bandit’
By: The Associated Press
Posted by: Rachael Perry
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man who police say broke into homes while the residents attended wakes or funerals.
The Cape Cod Times reports 35-year-old Randy Brunelle was indicted on seven counts Friday, including three counts of felony breaking and entering, three counts of larceny from a building and one count of attempt to commit a crime.
Police, who deemed Brunelle the "obit bandit," believe he is responsible for at least three break-ins on Cape Cod. Plymouth police say he’s a suspect in five similar break-ins in their town.
Brunelle was arrested Feb. 9 after he allegedly broke into a Barnstable home while the resident attended her mother’s wake.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Brunelle’s attorney previously said his client had an addiction to heroin.