Manchester Crimewatch: Teenager’s guilty plea is rejected
MANCHESTER — A city teen told a 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester judge Wednesday that she wanted to plead guilty to assault, criminal threatening and mischief charges involving her mother.
But Judge Thomas Barry refused to accept the plea from Erica Luzzi, 19, of 425 Dubuque St., saying Luzzi had filled out the application for a court-appointed lawyer and one would be appointed to discuss the charges with her.
Luzzi is accused of trying to push her mother out of a car, punching her mother in the chest, threatening to knock her mother out and throwing her mother’s sunglasses and regular glasses out of the car.
The original conditions of Luzzi’s $1,000 personal recognizance bail barred contact with her mother and barred her from the Dubuque Street address.
But a man in the gallery said Luzzi’s mother would stay at his residence on Seames Drive, so Luzzi could return to Dubuque Street. Barry modified the conditions to permit Luzzi to return home and the trial was set for Aug. 6
Attempted burglary alleged
A Dover man could not enter no plea Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a felony charge of attempted burglary. Therefore, a probable cause hearing was set July 9, so a judge can determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment.
Robert Hunter, 19, of 23 E. Concord St., is accused of trying to slip the lock on a woman’s apartment door at 455 Pine St. with a credit card, in an attempt to enter the apartment to get a prescription drug.
Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the apartment resident and barring Hunter from 455 Pine St.