Brockton home invasion suspect pleads not guilty
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A convicted rapist arrested in a Brockton home invasion plead not guilty in front of a judge Wednesday.
He was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery and kidnapping. Police said the 62-year-old woman let Vines into her home because she and her family have known him for years. They said once inside, Vines attacked her and stole her ATM card. Vines reportedly admitted to the crime but called it an accident.
“The defendant then begins attacking her further, punching her and kicking her, eventually slashing her throat with a knife that he had on his person and then stabbing her repeatedly in the lower back,” said Prosecutor Tim Kenney.
Vines is now being held without bail. The woman is in the hospital listed in stable condition.