PEABODY, MASS. (WHDH) - One of the suspects in a pair of gruesome killings in Peabody was arraigned Monday in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and extradited back to Massachusetts to face murder charges.
Wes Doughty, 39, of Danvers, landed at Boston’s Logan Airport at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said Doughty was arrested Friday after being questioned as a panhandler outside a McDonald’s.
Doughty signed a waiver of rendition Monday morning. He is slated to appear Tuesday in Peabody District Court, where he will be arraigned on two charges of first-degree murder.
Doughty is accused of killing Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor, whose bodies were found in a Farm Avenue home in Peabody on the evening of Feb. 18. Police said the couple’s bodies were found wrapped up in carpeting.
Doughty is also accused of carjacking a man on Wednesday outside a restaurant in Middleton. The man, Kenneth Metz, said Doughty admitted to killing Greenlaw and O’Connor. When Doughty stopped in Boston to buy alcohol at a liquor store, Metz said he jumped out of the car and ran for help.
Police said Doughty used Metz’s car to drive to South Carolina.
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