- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A man charged with assaulting a 67-year-old man in a Boston park has been held on $25,000 bail.

Michael Bruzzese (bruh-ZESS’-ee) pleaded not guilty Friday to charges including assault and battery on a person 60 or older.

The 51-year-old Bruzzese is charged in connection with the June 1 attack at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in East Boston. Prosecutors say the suspect punched the victim, stole his car keys, and took about $300 from the vehicle.

Prosecutors say Bruzzese has a lengthy criminal record and was released from prison about a month ago after serving time for breaking and entering.

Bruzzese’s arrest is not connected to the death of 83-year-old Daniel Pepe, who died three days after he was injured in the same park. That case remains under investigation.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide