ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — An Attleboro man accused of robbing and assaulting an elderly woman before she died in a fire last year faced a judge Tuesday.
Adam Rollins, 42, was ordered held without bail on a charge of burglary with assault.
Prosecutors believe Rollins attacked and stole family heirlooms from 80-year-old Judith Henriques prior to her death.
Firefighters rushed to Henriques’ Divison Street home back in November to find it fully engulfed in flames. Her body would later be found inside.
Prosecutors testified that nips of alcohol and a pair of shoes found by Henrique’s family linked Rollins to the crime.
The cause of the fire and the manner of Henriques’ death remain under investigation at this time.