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October 2, 2013

May’s Donuts open with new operator, same owner

NEW CASTLE — May’s Donuts has reopened in its Neshannock Township location.

The business, at 1707 Wilmington Road, was co-owned by Charles Burrelli, 58, and his son, Michael Burrelli, 28.

The younger Burrelli is in the Lawrence County jail after allegedly shooting his father seven times at close range and killing him on Aug. 21.

The shop was closed for more than a month. It now is being run by Ashley Vereb, 22, who said she is a friend of the Burrelli family and had been asked by Michael Burrelli to operate the business in his absence.

Vereb, a graduate of Mohawk High School, said she makes all the doughnuts using original recipes.

The shop is open six days a week while Burrelli is in jail without bond on charges of criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

The shooting occurred at a warehouse in Union Township and when police arrived, they said, Burrelli was preparing to transport his father’s body to dump it at Moraine State Park.

A bail hearing for Burrelli is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday in the courtroom of Lawrence County Judge J. Craig Cox. Burrelli’s formal arraignment is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 before President Judge Dominick Motto.

Burrelli is being represented by attorneys from the Lawrence County public defender’s office.

The Burrellis had taken over May’s Donuts in 2009 when the former owners, the David May family, sold it after 68 years.

The Burrellis were operating the business together at 1225 E. Washington St., which closed about a year ago. More recently, they were running the shop on Wilmington Road.

Both lived at 5 Fruitland Drive in Neshannock Township at the time of the elder Burrelli’s death.

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)

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