Robert Bonang Wiki – Robert Bonang Biography
Robert Bonang is the Massachusetts man accused of shooting and killing his former neighbor while disguised as a UPS delivery driver. The victim, identified as local school nurse Laurie Melchionda, was declared dead at the hospital.
Robert Bonang Shooting
The shooting happened on the morning of June 17 in Braintree, Massachusetts, which is located about 15 miles south of Boston. According to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, a “civilian witness” reported seeing a man approach 64 Howie Street holding a box. The witness told police the man was dressed as a “fake UPS” delivery person.
A witness saw Bonang approach Melchionda’s Braintree home and ring the doorbell. Prosecutors with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said Bonang shot Melchionda using a rifle that he had hidden inside a cardboard box.
Mental Health Issues
Bonang has a history of possible mental health issues. WHDH-TV, citing a Braintree Police document, reported that Bonang was hospitalized in 2014 for displaying “paranoid and delusional behavior.” The report also referenced a 2009 incident in which Bonang’s sister had alerted the police following a verbal argument. In addition, Braintree Police wrote that Bonang had often expressed suspicion about his neighbors.
Bonang’s Facebook page also raises questions about his state of mind. Public posts dating back to 2010 are repetitive. He frequently shared a picture with the caption “Taken in the fall of 2010” that appeared to have been snapped from his window. The image appears to show the neighborhood.