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Couple Accused of Killing Elderly Man During Home Invasion Heading Back to Massachusetts

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    Office of Northwestern District Attorney

    Two suspects in the killing of a 95-year-old Massachusetts man who were captured in Virginia are on their way back to their home state.

    A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney said Wednesday that 23-year-old Joshua Hart and 27-year-old Brittany Smith waived rendition in a Virginia courtroom and are scheduled to be arraigned on murder and other charges in Massachusetts on Friday.

    The Athol, Massachusetts, residents are suspects in a home invasion last week in the adjacent town of Orange that left Thomas Harty dead and his 77-year-old wife, Joanna Fisher, in the hospital.

    The suspects were caught Saturday in a rental truck outside a Wal-Mart in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

    Suspects Arrested Days Before Deadly Home Invasion

    [NECN] Suspects Arrested Days Before Deadly Home Invasion
    Joshua Hart and Brittany Smith are being arraigned as fugitives from justice Tuesday in Virginia; they are accused in a home invasion in Orange, Massachusetts, that left 95-year-old Thomas Harty dead and his 77-year-old paralyzed wife, Joanna Fisher, badly injured. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016)

    Authorities have not disclosed a motive.

    It wasn't immediately known if the suspects have attorneys.

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