Two Massachusetts brothers who allegedly broke into a home and found the resident dead are now facing charges for stealing the deceased man’s belongings.
Mark Landry, 38, and Steven Landry, 37, both of Bellingham, have been accused of breaking into a home in January and finding the deceased body of the 68-year-old resident, the Boston Herald reported. Instead of calling authorities, officials say the brothers repeatedly robbed the house.
The Landrys were charged with breaking and entering for a felony and larceny of more than $250, to which they both pleaded not guilty, the Milford Daily News reported in a related article.
Police said they returned to the deceased’s home several times to steal electronics, medication, copper piping and a vehicle, according to the Boston Herald.
The duo also allegedly took the dead man’s checkbook and wrote checks from his account, the Milford Daily News added.
Police became aware of the situation when someone alerted authorities that the brothers had tried to cash the dead man’s checks, the Herald stated.
When police entered the home, they found the deceased, whom they said appeared to have been dead for some time, according to the Milford Daily News. Signs of forced entry were also found in the home.