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Springfield Florist Charged in Break-in Waives Hearing

by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) –  A western Massachusetts florist charged with breaking into a newspaper editor’s home on Christmas night with a police officer’s stolen gun has agreed to be held without bail.

Forty-eight-year-old Nancy Gehrung of Northampton waived her right to a dangerousness hearing Friday in Northampton District Court. A judge was supposed to decide whether she was a danger to herself or others and whether to set bail. She’s due back in court Jan. 27.

Northampton police say the Springfield flower shop owner confessed to Northampton break-in, a similar incident in Holyoke and a liquor store robbery in Enfield, Conn. She has pleaded not guilty to charges including armed assault.

Authorities say the gun Gehrung had was reported stolen from a Willimantic, Conn., police officer.

Gehrung’s lawyer declined to comment on the allegations.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

  • Dick Hertz

    She is the biggest criminal florist since Dion O’Banion