Massachusetts Murder Suspect Captured in Florida

Massachusetts murder suspect Christopher Keeley, 27, was captured in Florida. The suspect was wanted in connection with the brutal murders of a married couple found stabbed and beaten to death in their Marshfield, Massachusetts home, has been arrested in the 900 block of West 41st street in Miami Beach, according to police.

NBC Boston reported that the arrest occurred shortly after Keeley allegedly attacked a man with a hammer and that the suspect had dyed his hair red to evade authorities.

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Last Tuesday, police in Marshfield, Massachusetts, located about 30 miles southeast of Boston, were dispatched to a home in the city in reference to a well-being check. Upon arrival, police found a brutal crime scene with male and female victims, later identified as Carl Mattson, 70, and Vicki Mattson, 70, who were dead at the scene, and showed obvious signs of trauma. Police also found a dead dog in the home.

According to Plymouth County, Massachusetts District Attorney Tim Cruz, “both victims were stabbed and bludgeoned to death.” “This does not appear to be a random act of violence,” Cruz said. “This appears to be a targeted attack.”

Investigators identified Keeley as a person of interest and believed the double murders were not a random act. They stated that Keeley knew the couple, although they did not give a motive for the slayings.

“The Mass State Police have been given the full cooperation of Mr. Keeley’s family. The events that are alleged to have occurred are shocking and truly devastating to all involved. Our hearts go out to the entire Mattson family for their loss,” the statement said.

Keeley will face an extradition hearing before being returned to Massachusetts to face charges in the double homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to the Massachusetts State Police and Marshfield Police. The Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the cause and manner of the victims’ deaths.

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