Man charged in Weymouth, Mass. murder

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November 11, 2011, 7:22 am
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(NECN:  Lauren Collins - Weymouth, MA) - An 18-year-old man has been charged with the deaths of his mother, her boyfriend, and his sister Thursday night on a quiet side street in this town south of Boston.

Norfolk County Distrct Attorney Michael Morrissey said this morning that Donald Roudolph, 18, is to be arraigned on Monday in Quincy District court for the murders of Paula Roudolph, Donald Medina, 52, and Caylin Rudolph, 24.

Police were called to 10 Upland Road in Weymouth, Massachusetts after 8 p.m. Thursday and were still on the scene of a triple murder 10 hours later.

"Very quiet neighborhood," said Mary, who lives at the end of the road and did not want to give her last name.  "I've been over here over 20 years and it's just very sad."

Police were expected to release more information in a mid-morning press conference but sources confirm to NECN that the victims - two women and a man - were in the same family.  A fourth family member has been arrested and will be arraigned Monday

"I'm horrified. I have two young kids so I am absolutely and positively horrified," said Elena Hickey who lives next door to the scene. 

Neighbors said Paula Rudolph lived here with her boyfriend Frederick and her adult daughters Brittany and Caylin.  They said Donald did not live in the house but visited often and had past run-ins with the law.

Hickey said police cruisers have been at the house before.  "I do know that there was some trouble with him, but I don't know the extent of it."

People who live nearby, while stunned by the crime, aren't worried for their own safety. 

"I've heard all the stuff going on in the neighborhood and bits and pieces here and there, and I know that they have who they need to have in custody so, no.  I'm not terribly concerned about that," said Hickey.

Tags: homicide, Lauren Collins, Weymouth, Mass., Weymouth murders, Weymouth triple homicide
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