Crime Surges, Americans On Edge

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( – Newton, Massachusetts, one of the country’s wealthiest communities,” is dealing with a triple homicide and an attempted home invasion, all of which happened within half a mile of each other.

Authorities reported that on Sunday morning, three elderly people had been stabbed and beaten to death in their home. While the names of the three have not been revealed, two are said to be a couple that had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, while the third was the wife’s mother. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan stated that there were signs of forced entry in all cases and that currently, they appear to have been random acts.

There was another reported incident, an attempted break-in, that occurred around half a mile away from the murder scene, however, it is not yet known whether these two incidents are in any way connected.

Ryan during Sunday’s press conference stated that she could not recall another triple homicide in the city’s history and urged all residents to ensure that their doors and windows are locked and to be aware of any suspicious activity around them.

Newton Police Chief John F. Carmichael Jr. in a statement also noted that they were “very concerned” about the violent crime that had taken place especially as the suspect or suspects have not yet been caught.

As part of the investigation, the chief and district attorney are requiring all neighbors and residents of the Nonantum and Newtonville communities to look at their home surveillance videos to see whether their cameras might have captured anything related to the attack.

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