A person wished in Brooklyn, New York, for a knife assault earlier this yr is now charged with slashing a 75-year-old Boston man’s throat earlier than making himself at residence in his West End residence.
Dion Pelzer, 30, was charged in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday with homicide and with being a fugitive from justice. Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons ordered him held with out bail and scheduled a pre-trial listening to for April 12.
“Everything about this case is terrifying,” stated Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden in an announcement detailing Pelzer’s alleged actions on Feb. 15.
Prosecutor Ursula Knight stated on the arraignment that surveillance footage exhibits that Pelzer adopted a resident into the secured residence constructing on Martha Road at round 9:30 that night time, took the elevator to the eleventh flooring and tried opening the door to many flats till coming to the unlocked door of David MacDonald, the 75-year-old man he’s accused of murdering.
MacDonald, Knight stated, typically left his door unlocked so neighbors and companies like Meals on Wheels America “could bring food without him having to get up and open the door.”
Pelzer walked in, Knight stated, and slashed MacDonald’s throat. He allegedly then made himself at residence and ate MacDonald’s meals and slept on his sofa. When neighbors got here knocking at 8:40 the following morning, Knight stated, Pelzer saved quiet and remained inside till surveillance footage confirmed him leaving at 9:13 a.m., almost 12 hours after first getting into. Knight stated he stole MacDonald’s pockets, bank card and keys.
Investigators issued a warrant for Pelzer’s arrest on Friday, and it took them solely three days to seek out him, as they detained him following a purported disturbance at Tufts Medical Center on Monday.
“Everything about this case is terrifying, from this man surreptitiously entering a secured residential building, to his testing the doors on numerous units, and, ultimately, to his brutal killing of Mr. MacDonald and his remaining in the apartment with the body until the next Morning,” Hayden stated in his assertion.
“This is a tragic reminder of how important it is to be alert to a non-resident attempting to slip into a locked building behind you.”