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Massachusetts man accused of murdering three elderly residents ruled incompetent to stand trial



Photo courtesy of State Police Association of Massachusetts

A Massachusetts man was ruled incompetent to stand trial after three elderly people were reportedly beaten and stabbed to death in June.

According to multiple reports, a judge ruled Monday morning that 41-year-old Christopher Ferguson of Newton will remain at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Ferguson’s competency will be reevaluated about every six months. He had previously pled not guilty to the murder and burglary charges.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on June 25th, Newton Police responded to a Broadway Street residence after three elderly persons were found dead inside the home from an apparent homicide.

A person known to the victims called 911 to report that three people believed to be the elderly residents of the home were found dead inside from apparent stab wounds and blunt trauma. The preliminary investigation suggests that there were signs of forced entry into the home.

The victims were Gilda (Jill) and Bruno D’Amore, a married couple in their 70s, who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and Jill’s mother, 97-year-old Lucia Arpino.

A friend discovered the three after going to the home after they did not show up for a service to celebrate the anniversary.

There were obvious signs of struggle in the home, according to authorities, and Jill D’Amore suffered over 30 stab and blunt force trauma wounds.

As part of the investigation, investigators canvassed the neighborhood and were able to locate a video from Albemarle Road that depicted a shirtless male walking barefoot in that area, believed to be Ferguson, which is four-tenths of a mile from the victim’s home, at 5:20 a.m. on June 25. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan stated in a previous press conference that evidence, including bloody footprints, were tied to Ferguson. Evidence currently suggests that there were no ties between Ferguson and the family.

Ferguson is scheduled for a hearing on October 10th.

1 Comment

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  1. HuntersCrackPipe

    August 7, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    A judge ruled? Must have been the same judge from my cases…

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