Rhode Island

R.I. Community Fundraises for Boy Orphaned by Murder-Suicide

Members of a Rhode Island community are fundraising for the Woonsocket boy who survived what police called a murder-suicide involving his parents.

Organizers of the fundraiser say they've raised more than $22,000 for the boy. Glenn Benvenuti, 56, shot and killed his ex-wife, 45-year-old Michelle Benvenuti, before killing himself on Sept. 30.

Responding police found them dead, but found the boy alive and unharmed. The child is currently in the care of relatives.

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