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March 12, 2013

Man charged in home invasion held without bail

Police: He hit woman in head repeatedly with gun


“She tried closing the door but her wrist was slapped out of the doorway by the end (butt) of the gun. The door was then forcefully pushed open and the two masked men rushed into the apartment,” Officer Angel Lopez wrote in his report.

Once inside, the man with the gun hit the woman on the head with gun several times and threatened to kill her if she didn’t give them the money, the woman told police.

“The male with the gun forced her upstairs and she led them to the bathroom closet and handed them the pouch containing approximately $4,000 in cash,” Lopez wrote in his report. An ambulance took the woman to Lawrence General Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

In August 2008, Todd Muir and his brother Justin Muir were charged in Haverhill with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. The two brothers were arrested on their way to court for their mother’s hearing in connection with a fight that left a woman in critical condition at a Boston hospital. The charges against Todd and Justin Muir were subsequently dropped at the request of the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

Kimball-Monahan said their cases were dismissed for lack of prosecution without prejudice due to the fact that the victim or witness did not appear. “Without that testimony, we were unable to proceed,” she said.

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