A homeless man formerly from Hingham has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and unarmed robbery of a person over 60 for the 2016 death of an 83-year-old East Boston man in in Belle Isle Marsh - three days after he'd beaten another man there, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Michael Bruzzese, 52, was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on Dec. 20 for the death of Daniel Pepe on May 29, 2016, but arrested this morning in Cambridge, the DA's office says.
Pepe was found on a bench suffering trauma to the left side of his face and the back of his head but unable to tell emergency medical technicians what had happened. While his car was located in the reservation’s parking lot, his keys were missing. Pepe was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died on June 1 of blunt force injuries to the head.
Bruzzese had already pleaded guilty to beating and robbing a 67-year-old man at the same spot in the marsh on June 1, 2016 and received an 18-month jail sentence for that attack, the DA's office says.
His indictment came about two weeks after he'd finished an 18-month sentence for that beating.