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    No Bail for Suspect in Quadruple Murder

    A 22-year-old college graduate from Maine is being held on bail following his arraignment Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a home in Groton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 11, 2017)

    Attorneys for a Maine man charged with using a baseball bat to beat his mother, his grandparents and his grandparents' caretaker to death in Massachusetts say they plan an insanity defense.

    Edward Wayland, an attorney for 23-year-old Orion Krause, notified the prosecution at a hearing Thursday in Lowell Superior Court he intended to pursue a lack of criminal responsibility due to mental disease or defect defense based on a mental health evaluation of Krause. Krause did not attend.

    The Rockport, Maine, man is charged with killing the victims in his grandparents' Groton, Massachusetts, home in September 2017.

    He is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to four counts of murder.

    Mourners Gather After Groton Murders

    [NECN] Mourners Gather After Groton Murders

    Mourners gathered in Groton after the deaths of their neighbors. Orion Krause, 22 is to be arraigned Monday on murder charges in the four deaths Friday in Groton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 11, 2017)

    The prosecution is conducting its own evaluation of Krause.

    The next court date for the case in April 22.

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