RUTLAND (CBS) – Dressed in all white, 35-year-old Amador Roman just shook his head and pleaded not guilty as the homeless man heard the charges read against him in court on Friday. “The defendant has a history in which he was homeless at the time offenses committed and had been housed at the home of the deceased,” Prosecutor Jeff Travers said.
Investigators says Roman stole the car that belonged to 53-year-old Diane Leader, the Rutland woman was found dead inside her Joanna Road home after a fire on Friday. On Monday the house remained empty except for a clean up crew.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports