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A MAD­MAN in Mas­sachusetts

dis­guised him­self as a UPS

driver, po­lice say, and made a

deadly de­liv­ery — by pump­ing

bul­lets into his for­mer


Clad in the clas­sic brown

shirt and pants of the de­liv­ery

com­pany, Robert Bo­nang, 61,

re­turned to his old stomp­ing

grounds with a ri­fle hid­den in

a box, author­i­ties say.

They claim Bo­nang, who has

a re­ported his­tory of men­tal

health is­sues, then rang the

door­bell at the Brain­tree

home of 59-year-old Lau­rie

Mel­chionda and opened fire.

The for­mer school nurse was

shot in the back and head and

was later pro­nounced dead at

a hospi­tal.

A teen who was babysit­ting

at a nearby home told

in­ves­ti­ga­tors Bo­nang looked

like a “fake UPS driver,”

ac­cord­ing to Nor­folk As­sis­tant

District At­tor­ney Greg Con­nor.

The young wit­ness also said

“shoot­ing from

the box,” the

po­lice re­port


Bo­nang’s sis­ter,

Cather­ine, told

cops in 2009

he had been

once, and five years later

com­plained he was show­ing

signs of “para­noid be­hav­ior,”

Bo­nang pleaded not guilty to

mur­der and weapons charges

and is be­ing held with­out bail.

Mur­der sus­pect Robert Bo­nang had ex­hib­ited signs of para­noid be­hav­ior, author­i­ties say “in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized” more than po­lice say.

Nurse Lau­rie Mel­chionda was fa­tally shot in broad day­light she saw Bo­nang

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