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Second Victim in Violent Home Invasion Dies From Injuries

According to the District Attorney's Office, Joanna Fisher, 77, died Thursday morning at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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    Office of Northwestern District Attorney

    The second victim of a home invasion in Orange, Massachusetts has died from her injuries.

    According to the District Attorney's Office, Joanna Fisher, 77, died Thursday morning at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    The cause of her death has not yet been determined.

    Her husband, 95-year-old Thomas Harty died last month.

    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)

    The suspects in the home invasion, Joshua Hart, 23, and 27-year-old Brittany Smith, 27, were ordered held without bail.

    Prosecutors said the suspects broke into the home on Oct. 6 and began beating and stabbing Harty and Fisher. Harty died after suffering stab wounds and being suffocated with a pillow.

    Hart and Smith are charged with murder, attempted murder, home invasion, armed robbery, conspiracy, larceny over $250, larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. Their next court date will be on Dec. 20.

    Hart and Smith allegedly stole credit and debit cards and the victims' station wagon before taking off. They told investigators they committed the deadly home invasion to go somewhere else and start a new life.

    Suspects in Deadly Home Invasion Wanted Better Life

    [NECN] Couple Suspected in Deadly Home Invasion Reportedly Wanted to Start a Better Life
    The couple suspected of murdering a 95-year-old man and severely injuring his paralyzed wife in Orange appered in a Massachusetts court Friday after being arrested in Virginia. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

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

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