New Hampshire

Funerals to Be Held for NH Couple Shot Dead by 11-Year-Old Boy

An autopsy revealed James and Lizette Eckert both died from a single gunshot wound to the head

A funeral mass has been scheduled for a New Hampshire couple shot dead earlier this month by an 11-year-old boy.

Friday's funeral will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Alton, where the couple lived. Forty-eight-year-old James Eckert was pronounced dead on March 15 after he was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Fifty-year-old Lizette Eckert was found inside the home with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy revealed they both died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities arrested and charged the boy with two counts of second-degree murder after the bodies were discovered at the home. Officials did not provide the relationship between the boy and the two adults; however, the Eckerts' pastor told NBC10 Boston that the 11-year-old is their adopted son.

The child's name has not been released.

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