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January 22, 2014

Man charged with attacking neighbor

BEVERLY — A Beverly man is facing an attempted murder charge after police say he attacked and tried to strangle a female neighbor in a subsidized apartment complex Monday.

Richard Caverly, 51, of 502 Manor Road, in the Apple Village complex, pleaded not guilty to that charge, as well as to an assault and battery charge, during his arraignment yesterday in Salem District Court. Prosecutors asked that he be held without bail as a danger to the public.

Police say Caverly grabbed his neighbor around the neck as she walked through a stairwell in the complex, which is for elderly and disabled residents.

The woman told police that Caverly punched her three times, yelling that he hadn’t broken into her apartment and stolen her medications.

Caverly’s attorney, Patrick Regan, called the woman’s account “preposterous” and suggested that the notion of an unrelated person attacking someone outside their apartment door “doesn’t pass the smell test.”

Judge Matthew Machera did not agree and granted the request of prosecutors to hold Caverly at least until today, when a full hearing can take place on the matter.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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