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Man Found Guilty in Gruesome Double Murder of Peabody Couple

The couple Wes Doughty killed was found inside a home in a scene so gruesome that investigators initially did not know how many victims there were

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    Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Peabody Couple

    Wes Doughty is accused in the deaths of a man and a woman in 2017.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2019)

    A man charged in connection with a 2017 double killing in Peabody, Massachusetts, was found guilty of several charges Friday.

    Wes Doughty, 42, was found guilty by a jury in Salem Superior Court on two counts of first-degree murder, armed carjacking, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and attempted arson.

    Prosecutors had alleged Doughty killed the victims because he thought one victim was going to cut into his drug business.

    Forty-year-old Jennifer O’Connor and 37-year-old Mark Greenlaw were found dead inside a Farm Avenue home Feb. 18, 2017. The murders were so gruesome that investigators initially did not know how many victims there were.

    Murder Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Peabody Couple

    [NECN] Murder Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Peabody Couple

    Opening statements began Monday in the trial of the man indicted in connection to a 2017 double murder in Peabody, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2019)

    Doughty is also accused of raping O'Connor, trying to set the house on fire and carjacking a 64-year-old Middleton man several days after the murders.

    He was arrested panhandling outside a McDonald’s in Spartanburg, South Carolina, several days after the crime.

    Michael Hebb, who admitted to helping cover up the killing, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact. He is currently serving his sentence.

    Doughty will be sentenced on Monday.

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