NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) - A
41-year-old North Adams man has been charged with murder in the death of an
elderly woman found slain in her home.
Berkshire District Attorney
David Capeless said Friday night that David Delratez was arrested on murder and
car theft charges in the death of 84-year-old Ellen DePaoli.
Delratez was arrested
Thursday in Bennington, Vt., driving DePaoli's car. He appeared in court there
Friday on a Massachusetts fugitive warrant for probation violation in a prior
assault. He agreed to come back to Massachusetts and was formally charged with
DePaoli's death on his return.
Delratez is held without bail
and will be arraigned Monday in district court in North Adams. It was not known
Friday night if he has an attorney.
DePaoli was found dead in her
North Adams home Tuesday night.