The man who allegedly tried jumping out of a 12th-story apartment where a dead body was found on Sunday has now been charged with murder.
On Friday afternoon, Michael Perry, 37, was ordered held without bail in Boston Municipal Court. The person who was found dead in the apartment was identified as Jose Aponte.
BPD discovered the dead body after arriving at the apartment for a well-being check shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.
According to NBC10Boston, a person had texted Aponte’s boss over the weekend saying he was sick, but the writing didn’t sound like Aponte’s usual style, according to Aponte’s family. When BPD went to the apartment and knocked, they didn’t get a response. Police then got building maintenance to open the door and discovered Aponte’s body. A SWAT team entered the apartment, and Perry tried to jump out the window but ended up getting caught on something outside the building.
Officers were able to pull him back in from the floor below, and he was taken to the hospital. After being hospitalized, Perry was charged Wednesday with assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly attacking a police officer.
According to the report, Perry is the same man who was seen on video in 2017 jumping out of a South End hotel window and onto an awning before being arrested by a SWAT team.