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42-year-old Attleboro man arrested after robbing and assaulting elderly woman who died in house fire



A months long investigation led Sunday afternoon to the arrest of a 42-year-old Attleboro man for allegedly robbing and assaulting an elderly Attleboro woman who later died in a house fire on November 18, 2022, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Adam Rollins was arrested in Weymouth Sunday afternoon and will be arraigned today in Attleboro District Court on a charge of Burglary With Assault.

The extensive investigation was conducted by members of the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit assigned to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn’s office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Attleboro Police Department.

An early-morning fire at an Attleboro home on November 18th claimed the life of 80-year-old Judith Henriques, who was also the victim of the burglary with assault.

The fire at 30 Division Street was reported at about 1:00 a.m. The origin and cause remain under investigation by the Attleboro Fire Department, Attleboro Police Department, and State Police assigned to the offices of the State Fire Marshal and the Bristol County District Attorney.

The deceased was discovered inside the home by firefighters shortly after they extinguished the blaze. The cause and manner of her death is still pending with the state’s Medical Examiner’s Office.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and the fact that the defendant has yet to be arraigned in open court, no further information was released.

The arraignment will be handled by Assistant District Attorney Jason Mohan.

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