| Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — A 71-year-old Barre man has been indicted on charges related to the shooting death of his landlord on Town Farm Road in September.
Robert Leger of 113 Town Farm Road has been held without bail since Sept. 4, the day of the shooting. Prosecutors believe Leger shot and killed Michael J. Hannon, 65, of the same address. Hannon was Leger’s landlord, according to court documents.
Leger’s case will move to the jurisdiction of Worcester Superior Court.
He has been indicted by a Worcester County grand jury on charges of murder, possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, failure to secure a firearm, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, and possession of a rifle or shotgun without a firearms identification card.
The grand jury indictment was handed up on Friday, according to a spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
At Leger’s initial arraignment in Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield the day of the slaying, prosecutors said he lived in a small house on Hannon’s property.
They said it was Leger who called 911 about 8:30 a.m. to report he had killed another man and asked the dispatcher to send police but to ask them not so sound their sirens. Leger allegedly said the handgun was unloaded on the counter of his residence.
Police arrived and found Hannon slumped over near the driver’s door of a green Toyota Prius in the driveway. Hannon had multiple gunshot wounds on his back and head. Projectiles were found inside the Prius, according to investigators.
Leger appeared in the doorway of his home and officers quickly detained him and put him the back of a cruiser, court documents show.
“I thought it would be weird to be in this position, to shoot someone,” Leger allegedly told police.