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Man Charged With 4 Counts of Murder in Groton Deaths

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    Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says Orion Krause will be charged with four counts of murder after four people were found dead in Groton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017)

    A man has been arrested and charged with four counts of murder after four people were found dead Friday night in Groton, Massachusetts.

    Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan confirms Orion Krause has been arrested and charged with the murders of three women and a man at a Common Street home.

    "It appears to be a situation of tragic family violence," Ryan said.

    According to Ryan, two middle-aged women, an older man and an older woman were all found dead from blunt-force trauma. Krause, believed to be in his 20s, is accused of killing them. While authorities would not specify his relation to the victims, Ryan referred to it as "familial."

    "There is no cause for alarm. This was not a random act," Groton Police Chief Donald Palma said. "We do believe at this point that the people were all connected and had relationships, and the town is safe, as it pertains to this particular incident."