• Attleboro teen accused of kidnapping neighbor to be tried as adult


    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The case of a teenager from Attleboro accused of trying to murder his 63-year-old neighbor will be handled as an adult case.

    Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter announced on Friday that 15-year-old Brandon Bonin has been indicted under the state's Youth Offender law, which allows his case to be handed as an adult case.

    Bonin is facing charges of home invasion, kidnapping, assault to commit murder, attempted murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 years old.

    Investigators allege that on the evening on March 6, Bonin broke into his neighbor's home, assaulted and stabbed her, before tying her up and driving her to a pond where he pushed her into the water. The teen is also accused of stuffing a shirt into the tailpipe of a vehicle while the neighbor was still in the car. At this time, the neighbor was able to regain consciousness, get into the driver's seat, and drive to the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. The neighbor was then transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

    The entire incident reportedly lasted about four hours.

    The district attorney's office says that the majority of Bonin's case will be heard in Attleboro Juvenile Court, but the case is now subject to the same rules and openness as an adult case.

    Bonin is scheduled to be back in court on March 19 for a dangerousness hearing.

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