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Ex-JetBlue Attendant’s Home Burglarized

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Steven Slater leaves a Queens courthouse in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. The former flight attendant whose meltdown landed him in court has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal mischief and will undergo counseling. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Steven Slater leaves a Queens courthouse in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. The former flight attendant whose meltdown landed him in court has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal mischief and will undergo counseling. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) – Prosecutors say the Belle Harbor home of the former flight attendant charged with opening an emergency chute during a work meltdown was burglarized while he was in court.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown alleges that Steven Slater’s apartment was broken into by his partner’s brother.

Brown said the break-in occurred last week. A laptop, printer and microwave were taken.

The former JetBlue attendant was in court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to attempted criminal mischief stemming from the Aug. 9 incident at Kennedy International Airport. His partner, Ken Rochelle, was also at court.

Brown says Jonathan Rochelle was awaiting arraignment on burglary and other charges stemming from the incident.

Brown told 1010 WINS’ that Rochelle confessed and that according to a complaint, Rochelle had blamed his actions on an addiction to painkillers.

It wasn’t clear if Rochelle had an attorney. There was no answer at the address listed by authorities.

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