WAREHAM (AP) — A Wareham man accused of fatally stabbing two other men during an attempted robbery at a motel in town won’t face prosecution after a grand jury declined to indict him.
Twenty-year-old Richard Walling had been charged with manslaughter in the Jan. 8 deaths of 25-year-old Ryan Aponte and 35-year-old Leonard Bolia, both of Wareham.READ MORE: Lynn Tax Business Fined $136,000 For Prohibiting Employees And Customers From Wearing Masks
Walling’s lawyer tells The Enterprise of Brockton the case “didn’t make any sense” because the stabbings were a clear case of self-defense.READ MORE: UMass To Freeze In-State Tuition For Second Straight Year
Authorities say Aponte and Bolia wore ski masks and had a replica pellet gun when they broke into Walling’s room, and pinned his girlfriend to the wall.
Police say they found Bolia outside, while Aponte was found in the nearby woods. Both had been stabbed several times.MORE NEWS: Snow Coming To Western Massachusetts, Up To 6 Inches Early Friday
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