BRAINTREE (CBS/AP) — A man who disguised himself as a UPS driver and fatally shot his former neighbor has been indicted by a grand jury.

Robert Bonang, 61, of Marshfield, appeared remotely in Quincy District Court Friday for a probable cause hearing following his indictment earlier this week.

He faces murder, two counts of possession of a large capacity weapon, illegal possession of ammunition, among other charges.

Laurie Melchionda. (Photo credit: Weston Public Schools)

Prosecutors say Bonang shot 59-year-old Laurie Melchionda outside her Braintree home in June.

They say Bonang shot Melchionda while wearing a surgical mask and brown jacket and carrying a box. The gun was hidden inside the box, prosecutors say.

Bonang used to live across the street from Melchionda, who was director of health services for the Weston Public Schools and a school nurse at Field Elementary.

Bonang has pleaded not guilty.

He’s due back in court September 15 for a status update on the indictment.

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  1. Jim Stark says:

    Why did it take so long to indict? This is why we are so broke, this indictment should have happened the day after eh was arrested. Time = money.

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