Police: Planned marijuana robbery resulted in fatal shooting

Attleboro police say a man was fatally shot inside 148 South Ave., Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 (WJAR)

One of three suspects arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in an Attleboro home during an attempt to steal marijuana pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors said during his arraignment Monday that 25-year-old DeVaun Petigny had knowledge of an Attleboro home that had 10 pounds of marijuana inside and helped plan the Dec. 4 botched robbery.

The Sun Chronicle reported that the robbery resulted in the death of 34-year-old Thomas Pomare, who was visiting from California.

Petigny pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Dec. 22. He has not been charged with murder.

Petigny's public defender said he could not comment on the case.

Authorities have not identified a gunman.

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