PEABODY, Mass. (AP/WHDH) — The second suspect in a gruesome double homicide inside a Massachusetts home has been held without bail.
Not guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree murder were entered on behalf of Wes Doughty at his arraignment Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Doughty is a suspect in the Feb. 18 killings of Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor, whose bodies were found inside a home in Peabody, about 15 miles north of Boston.
On Tuesday, a report from the state’s medical examiner revealed the manner in which the couple was killed. Greenlaw was shot in the head with a shotgun, while O’Connor was stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso, a spokeswoman for the Essex District Attorney’s office confirmed. Neither victim was dismembered.
The scene was so grisly that at first police could not tell how many victims there were. The Greenlaw and O’Connor were found wrapped in carpets.
Doughty is also suspected of carjacking a man days after the killings, stealing his car, and fleeing to South Carolina, where he was caught Friday.
Doughty’s lawyer said that so far only the state’s version of events has been made public, and he expects more facts to come out.
Another suspect has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.
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