Victims in quadruple murder were beaten with baseball bat, prosecutors say


AND MORNING — MOURNING AN ELDERLYrt COUPLE, THEIR DAUGHTER, AND CARETAKER, ALL BEATEN TO DEATH. ITrt SHOWS BUT WE ARE REQUESTING THAT HE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL. JULIE ORION KRAUSE APPEARED : EMOTIONLESS AND, AT TIMES, CONFUSED DAYS AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE MURDERED HIS GRANDPARENTS, HIS MOTHER, AND A FAMILY CARETAKER. IN THE BACK OF THE COURTrtROOM, HIS FAMILY PRAYING AND CRYING CAME TO SUPPORT OF THE 22-YEAR-OLD, BUT DECLINED TO COMMENT.>>I’M NOT TELLING ANY OF YOU ANYTHING. rtJULIE GRIEF-STRICKEN FAMILY : FRIENDS LEFT FLOWERS AT THE EDGE OF THE GROTON PROPERTY, WHERE PROSECUTORS SAY THE 4 VICTIMS WERE BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A BASEBALL BAT LAST FRIDAY. MIDDLESEX DA MARIAN RYAN SAYS IT ALL BEGAN WHEN KRAUSE, A RECENT COLLEGE GRAD AND MUSrtICIAN, LEFT HIS HOME AND HIS MOTHER IN ROCKPORT, MAINE THE NIGHT BEFORE . SHE WAS SO CONCERNED, SHE CALLED POLICE.rt>>SHE WAS REASSURED BY BEING CONTACTED BY HER SON EARLY ON FRIDAY MORNING, WHO INDICATED HE WAS FINE AND HAD TRAVELED TO THE GREArtTER BOSTON AREA. JULIE AUTHORITIES SAY KRAUSE : ASKED FOR A RIDE HOME AND HIS MOTHER AGREED.>>AT SOME POINT A DECISION WAS MADE TO GO AND VISIT ORION’S rtGRANDPARENTS IN GROTON. JULIE:rt HOURS LATER, FOUR ADULTS — 89-YEAR-OLD FRANK DARBY LACKEY, HIS 85-YEAR-OLD WIFE ELIZABETH, THEIR DAUGHTER,rt ELIZABETH “BUFFY” KRAUSE, AGED 60, AND BERTHA MAE PARKER WERE FOUND DEAD THEIR BODIES, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE. KRAUSE TRAVELED TO A NEARBY NEIGHBOR’S HOME AND ALLEGEDLY CONFESSED.rt I NEED HELP, I NEED HELP.

4 thoughts on “Victims in quadruple murder were beaten with baseball bat, prosecutors say

  1. His no-goodnik defense attorney will blame the victims, try to posit a mental health defense and lie through his teeth to get his client off.

  2. We need to ban all baseball bats, then confiscate every bat from every home. Then, and only then, will we truly be safe.

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