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Man Accused of Murdering 4 Indicted by Grand Jury



    Man Accused of Murdering 4 Indicted by Grand Jury
    NBC Boston

    A Maine man accused of murdering his mother, his grandparents and his grandparents' caregiver in a Massachusetts home last September has been indicted on murder charges, the Middlesex district attorney's office announced Thursday morning.

    Twenty-three-year-old Rockport, Maine resident Orion Krause was indicted on four counts of murder on March 29 in connection with the deaths of 60-year-old Elizabeth Krause, 85-year-old Elizabeth Lackey, 89-year-old Frank Lackey III, and 68-year-old Bertha Mae Parker in Groton.

    He'll be arraigned on April 11 in Middlesex Superior Court.

    Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan previously said all four victims appeared to have died from blunt force trauma during the Sept. 7, 2017 attack.

    A possible motive for the killings has not been disclosed, but a neighbor previously told NBC10 Boston that Krause went to the back door of his home naked and covered in mud.

    "He says to me, 'I need help, I need help. I murdered four people,'" Wagner Alcocer said.

    Alcocer said he didn't let Krause into his home, but gave him a bed sheet to cover himself and called 911. Krause then waited in Alcocer's backyard for the police to arrive.

    Krause pleaded not guilty during his initial arraignment. He has since been found competent to stand trial.