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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

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    New Murder Charge Against 11-Year-Old in Alton Killings

    An 11-year-old boy charged in a double shooting now faces a second murder charge.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    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.

    Autopsy Ordered for NH Man Allegedly Killed by 11-Year-Old

    [NECN] Autopsy Ordered for NH Man Allegedly Killed by 11-Year-Old

    An autopsy was ordered for Jim Eckert, who was allegedly killed by an 11-year-old boy in Alton, New Hampshire.

    (Published Monday, March 18, 2019)

    The child's name has not been released.

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