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Man acquitted of burglary, theft

February 01, 2007|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Hagerstown man was acquitted Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court of burglary and theft charges in connection with a July 2006 incident in which he allegedly got into an apartment and watched a woman while she slept nude, according to court records.

A jury found Christopher Lee Bonilla, 28, of 122 East Ave., not guilty of first-degree burglary and theft less than $100 in the reported July 8 incident.

According to charging documents, a woman living in the 200 block of North Locust Street reported at 6:57 a.m. that a man had been inside her apartment and was looking at her under her sheets.

"... She woke up to find a male sitting on the edge of her bed with his head up under her sheet," charging documents state.

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Bonilla was found shortly after the woman's report walking nearby and was placed under arrest after the woman identified him as the burglar, according to charging documents.

Bonilla was represented by Assistant Public Defender Stephen Musselman. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Robert Veil prosecuted the case, and Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley presided over the trial, according to court records.

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