LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville teen accused of stabbing his neighbor dozens of times during a November robbery had broken into other nearby homes in the weeks preceding his final, fatal crime, officials believe.
Eric Lamont Bolling, 19 at the time of his arrest, was indicted this week on eight felony charges, including one count of murder, two counts of felony murder and three counts of first-degree burglary.
The majority of the charges come from the Nov. 19 murder of 64-year-old Parviz Moledina, whom Bolling allegedly stabbed more than 25 times. An investigator previously testified that Moledina's jewelry, laptop and cash were found in Bolling's home, just five houses down on Alamein Drive in Lawrenceville.
The indictment obtained Thursday alleged that the fatal incident wasn't Bolling's first experience breaking into neighbors' homes. Two of the burglary counts in this week's indictments stemmed from incidents in the weeks leading up to Moledina's death, and other homes in the same Burnham Ridge neighborhood.
During an Oct. 30 incident, nearly $2,300 in electronics was stolen just a few doors down from where Moledina lived alone. The brazen robbery happened in a 30-minute period between when one resident left and another came home -- and with an elderly grandfather in his bedroom.
On Nov. 11, just eight days before Moledina was killed, a home on another one of the subdivision's streets was victimized, a laptop and two cameras stolen.
In both incidents, victims reported window screens being removed. The cases were unsolved until police began investigating Moledina's murder.
"Property from these burglaries was discovered in Bolling's home when it was searched during the homicide investigation," Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Police were originally called to Moledina's home in the days just prior to Thanksgiving after neighbors noticed her garage door open and silver Volvo SUV missing. Authorities found the cancer survivor and gas station part-owner stabbed to death in her bedroom.
The SUV was discovered in the Sugarloaf Mills parking lot on Thanksgiving Day, and quickly led police to Bolling and 18-year-old pal Justin Eldridge. The duo is alleged to have spent a day or two buying clothes and cellphones with Moledina's money while cruising around in her car. A detective testified in December that Moledina's computer, jewelry and pill bottles were found inside Bolling's room, along with a bloody pair of jeans.
Eldridge, who is not believed to have been present during the murder was also indicted this week, on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal and concealing the death of another.
Both teenagers have remained in jail without bond since their original arrest on Nov. 24.