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GLASCO MAN INDICTED IN SHOOTINGS AT MALL

A 24-year-old man accused of spraying dozens of bullets around a busy shopping mall was indicted Thursday.

In the 18-count indictment, an Ulster County grand jury charges Robert Bonelli Jr. with multiple accounts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal use of a firearm, District Attorney Donald Williams said.

Bonelli, of Glasco, is accused of walking into the Hudson Valley Mall on Feb. 13 and opening fire with a semiautomatic weapon, leaving two people injured.

Williams said materials seized from Bonelli's automobile and home showed the man had a "hateful contempt of society and morbid lust for weapons and violence."

Bonelli's family has said he went to the mall hoping to be shot and killed by police. The family also said Bonelli held an assault-style rifle to his head hours before the shooting, but could not bring himself to commit suicide.

Bonelli is being held without bail in Ulster County Jail.

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