Guy who jumped out of 12th-story window in Roxbury charged with murder of man whose body was found in the apartment
Michael Perry, 37, was charged with first-degree murder this morning at his second arraignment for an incident on the 12th floor of 35 Northampton St. in which police first found a body, then, after they found him, he jumped out the window, only to be saved by officers who pulled him in through an 11th-floor window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A judge ordered him held without bail
Perry had been arraigned Wednesday on a charge of assault with battery.
The DA's office identified the victim as Jose Aponte, 43, of 35 Northampton St. The DA's office provided this account:
Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum said police on Sunday responded to 35 Northampton Street for a well-being check after the family of the victim, Jose Aponte, 43, had reported not hearing from him since Friday. Over the weekend Aponte's boss received a text message from Aponte's phone saying Aponte was sick, but family members said the writing style was not Aponte's. Officers knocked on the 12th-floor apartment, got no response, and enlisted building maintenance for assistance. Officers discovered Aponte's body on the floor. When a SWAT team entered the apartment Perry attempted to jump out a window and had to be rescued by officers.
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Not TOO tighty whities
The Globe reported that this guy was wearing only his underwear when he jumped and it was those undergarments that got stuck on the window, saving his life.