The person accused of bludgeoning an aged Massachusetts couple to demise of their dwelling has been arrested in Florida, placing an finish to a days lengthy manhunt, authorities introduced Saturday.
Miami Police arrested 27-year-old Christopher Keeley round 8:20 p.m. on Friday evening in Miami Seaside, based on a press release released by the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. NBC Boston reported that the arrest occurred shortly after Keeley allegedly attacked a person with a hammer, and that the suspect died his hair crimson in an effort to evade authorities.
Keeley was wished in reference to the killings of Carl and Vicki Mattson, who have been each 70 and located bludgeoned and stabbed of their dwelling in Marshfield, a suburb about 30 miles southeast of Boston. Police discovered the our bodies Tuesday evening, once they arrived to conduct a well-being examine, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned in a information launch Wednesday. Police additionally discovered a lifeless canine inside the house, based on the district lawyer’s workplace.
The Massachusetts Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the trigger and method of the victims’ deaths.
Miami-Dade County jail data present Keeley was arrested on a warrant as an out-of-state fugitive. It was not instantly clear whether or not Keeley has retained a lawyer.
Representatives for the Miami-Dade Police Division and the Massachusetts State Police didn’t instantly reply to questions. A consultant for the Plymouth County District Lawyer’s Workplace couldn’t instantly be reached.
The Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Plymouth County District Lawyer’s Workplace launched an investigation into the incident after being contacted by the Marshfield Police Division. Detectives developed possible trigger and recognized Keeley as an individual of curiosity within the double murder, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
Plymouth County District Lawyer Timothy Cruz earlier mentioned the assault seemed to be focused and that it was unclear when it unfolded.
Neighbors advised NBC Boston that Keeley was mates with the couple’s son and that he had been residing with them for a number of months.
CBS Boston reported that the victims’ daughter final noticed her dad and mom alive on Thanksgiving, and that Keeley allegedly advised mates the following day that he bought in a combat with the couple over a barking canine and so they have been almost definitely lifeless. The native outlet additionally reported that court docket paperwork state the Mattsons have been discovered with proof of a battle, together with an overturned bookcase, and that it was a buddy of Keeley’s who requested the well-being examine.
NBC Information couldn’t instantly confirm these claims. The Plymouth District Court docket Clerk couldn’t instantly be reached.
Paperwork offered by the Plymouth Clerk’s Workplace to NBC Information on Friday said that data within the case had been impounded.
A lawyer for Keeley’s household earlier advised NBC Boston that the Massachusetts State Police “have been given the total cooperation of Mr. Keeley’s household.”
“The occasions which are alleged to have occurred are surprising and really devastating to all concerned. Our hearts exit to the whole Mattson household for his or her loss,” the lawyer’s assertion mentioned.
Keeley could have a court docket listening to to find out whether or not he’ll waive rendition earlier than his return to Massachusetts to face costs, NBC Boston reported.
Chantal Da Silva contributed.