Massachusetts

Massachusetts brothers charged with stealing from dead man

Two brothers from Massachusetts are facing charges after police say they broke into a home and found the resident dead, but instead of calling authorities, stole the man's belongings.

Thirty-eight-year-old Mark Landry and 37-year-old Steven Landry, both of Bellingham, were held on $100,000 bail each after pleading not guilty at their arraignment Monday to breaking and entering and larceny.

Police say the brothers broke into the home in January and found the 68-year-old resident's body. He had apparently been dead for weeks. Police say the brothers returned to the home several times and stole electronics, medication, copper piping, checkbooks and even a vehicle.

Police were tipped off by someone who says the brothers tried to cash the dead man's checks.

Lawyers for the brothers denied the allegations during the arraignment.