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Man Accused of Killing 4 Told Officers: 'I Freed Them'

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    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)

    Warning: Some of the content described in the report below may be too graphic for some readers.

    Authorities say a man accused of killing three family members and a caretaker in Massachusetts told officers he "freed them."

    Records released Friday by the police say Orion Krause told officers he killed his mother, grandparents and a caretaker with a baseball bat.

    The documents say Krause began singing after telling the officers about the incident. The records also say Krause told a nurse during a medical evaluation he uses heroin.

    The 22-year-old man from Maine has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail at a mental health facility, pending a competency evaluation.

    Krause's lawyer Edward Wayland had fought the release of the records, saying they would cause Krause's family grief. Wayland didn't immediately return a phone message.

    Krause recently graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio.

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