Dion Pelzer murdered David McDonald: Authorities

The Amy Lowell Apartments, where authorities said Dion Pelzer murdered David MacDonald in February 2023. (Screenshot: NBC Boston)

Authorities claim a fugitive entered an elderly man’s apartment and fatally slashed him in the throat before helping himself to a snack. Defendant Dion Pelzer, 30, ate food belonging to victim David MacDonald, 75, slept on the slain man’s couch, and left the following morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

Prosecutors said Pelzer was wanted out of Brooklyn, New York, for slashing a person on Jan. 23 with a knife, leaving the victim with numerous wounds. Weeks later, on Feb. 15, he would up at MacDonald’s apartment building in the West End neighborhood of Boston. Surveillance footage showed him entering the secured building behind a resident at about 9:30 p.m., authorities said.

“Pelzer took an elevator to the 11th floor, where video shows him attempting to enter numerous apartments,” the DA’s office wrote. “He then took the elevator down to the 10th floor before returning to the 11th floor to continue testing doors.”

Dion Pelzer murdered David McDonald: Authorities

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