Authorities identify Groton man arrested in connection with wife’s stabbing death

GROTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities have identified the Groton man who was arrested Saturday in connection with his wife’s stabbing death, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office announced.

Gregory Fairbairn, 62, was arrested by Groton police officers who found his 57-year-old wife, Mary Fairbairn, unresponsive at their Lowell Road home around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the district attorney’s office.

He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Ayer District Court on a charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Mary Fairbairn’s death is being investigated as an apparent homicide and additional charges are expected.

Residents said Mary Fairbairn was a friendly neighbor, and they were shocked at her death.

“She cared about our family in little ways and big ways,” said Alyssa Dallas. “Mary was a wonderful person, she was a good neighbor. “It’s hard, we’re devastated, there’s no other way to put it.”

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