Wednesday, June 25, 2014
"PAWTUCKET, RI — A Massachusetts man shot and killed a Pawtucket man and then turned the gun on himself after finding his ex-girlfriend in the other man's bedroom Monday night, according to Pawtucket police.
"Robert Amado, 43, of 22 Plymouth St., in Carver, shot into the bedroom window of the first-floor apartment at 96 North Bend St. after seeing his ex-girlfriend and 45-year-old Timothy J. Robillard inside, said Maj. Arthur Martins.
"Amado then forced his way in through the broken window after the couple, firing multiple times at Robillard, according to the police. Robillard was killed, and the woman fled.
"Amado then fired a final shot, killing himself, Martins said. Officers called about gunfire and screams at the apartment at 10 p.m. found both men dead, Martins said. A revolver was next to Amado.
"Robillard's death is the city's first homicide this year. Police said there are no other suspects being sought.
"Police did not identify the woman, a 45-year-old Westport resident. Martins said she was shaken, but unhurt. It wasn't immediately known whether she'd complained to police about threats or violence from Amado. Their relationship had recently ended, Martins said.
"Amado was out on bail and due in Plymouth County Superior Court next month on charges of stealing more than $150,000 of construction and landscaping equipment from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, and Maine.
"Amado and another man from Carver were both indicted last August on multiple counts of larceny, which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison in Massachusetts, according to the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley.
"Amado was also accused of threatening two witnesses after he found out they'd spoken with law enforcement.
"The apartment house has been relatively quiet, with few calls to police over the last five years, Martins said."
From the Providence Journal...