Mass. man in rings theft arraigned

Updated: January 29, 2009, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- The man accused of being the mastermind behind a jewelry heist involving stolen New York Giants Super Bowl rings was ordered held on $3 million cash bail Thursday.

Sean Murphy pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering, larceny and possession of burglar's tools in Attleboro District Court. Police said he was the leader of a $2 million break-in at E.A. Dion Inc., an Attleboro jewelry manufacturer, in June.

Murphy also pleaded not guilty Monday in Lynn District Court on related charges of receiving stolen property. Police said they found a stolen Super Bowl ring in Murphy's bedroom and 27 other rings in a safe deposit belonging to a woman authorities believe is his live-in girlfriend.

Murphy's attorney, Neal Steingold, could not be immediately reached for comment.


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