Man Indicted for Barre murder

December 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565


BARRE — A Worcester County Grand Jury has indicted a 71-year-old Barre man on multiple charges in the Sept. 4 shooting death of his landlord, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Robert Leger of 113 Town Farm Road is charged with murder; possession of a firearm without an FID card; possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number; failure to secure a firearm; possession of ammunition without an FID card; and possession of a rifle or shotgun without an FID card. The indictments were handed up Friday.

Leger will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a later date. He remains in custody without access to bail.

Barre Police, responding to a 911 call from 113 Town Farm Road on Sept. 4, discovered a man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. The man, Michael J. Hannon, 65, of the same address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Leger was charged with murder and arraigned that same day in East Brookfield District Court. With the indictments the case moves to Superior Court. The case is being investigated by the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and Barre Police.

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