Deputy City Editor
Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.
■ FATAL ACCIDENT A 27-year-old Gloucester man was killed in a construction accident on Thursday morning in the North Shore city, according to the Essex District Attorney’s office. The worker, whose name was not released, was fatally injured while working on a site at 23 Nashua Ave., according to the office. State and Gloucester police and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating.
■ SUSPECT ARRESTED Eighty-three-year-old Daniel Pepe clung to life for three days after another man brutally beat him on the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in East Boston on May 29, 2016, and took his car keys, authorities said. His alleged assailant struck again on the same day that Pepe died from his injuries, this time targeting a 67-year-old Lynn man on the marsh. And while the suspect, Michael Bruzzese, has already served a jail sentence for the attack on the younger man, he was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and robbery charges stemming from Pepe’s death, prosecutors said. State Police arrested Bruzzese, 67, in Cambridge, the Suffolk District Attorney’s office said in a statement. Bruzzese was indicted by a grand jury Dec. 20 on charges of manslaughter and unarmed robbery of a person over 60 stemming from the attack on Pepe, an East Boston resident, the statement said. Bruzzese was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. According to prosecutors, Pepe suffered trauma to the left side of his face and back of his head and couldn’t tell paramedics what happened in the immediate aftermath of the attack. His car keys were missing. Pepe died of blunt-force injuries to the head on June 1 at Massachusetts General Hospital, prosecutors said.
A look at crime-related news from around the region.
■ APARTMENT FIRE A two-alarm fire damaged an apartment building in Framingham Tuesday morning. No one was injured, but some families might be displaced, the city’s fire chief said. When firefighters arrived at Lord Chesterfield Apartments at 10 Greenview St. at around 10 a.m., they found flames shooting from a third-floor bedroom window, Framingham Fire Chief Joe Hicks said. Firefighters opened up the roof in order to push the flames up into the air instead of across the building, he said. “They quickly attacked the fire and held it to one unit,” he said.