Salvatore Guglielmino has been named as the only suspect in the murder of three elderly men in North Andover, Massachusetts, on January 6. You can watch a local news report about the crime above.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He’s Charged With 3 Counts of Murder
Guglielmino, 57, has been charged with three counts of murder in the case. He will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court on January 7. According to Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, Guglielmino has no recent history with police.
2. He Lived in the Same Apartment Building as the Victims
The victims and the suspect all lived in the same apartment complex together in North Andover. All were found in their respective apartments in a four unit section of the complex. The apartment complex in Foulds Terrace provides assisted and affordable housing for elderly people.
3. Two of the Victims Were in Their Late 70s
Two of the victims have been named as Walter Hamilton, 78, and another as George Kettinger, Jr., 79. The 68-year-old victim has not been named. The North Andover Eagle Tribune reports that cops were first called to the home just after 9 a.m. on January 6. Police had received a call about a “man down.” My Fox Boston reports that the crime scene remained under investigation for hours after the bodies were discovered and the North Andover animal control officer was also on scene.
4. All of the Victims Were Beaten With an Object
The motive for the crime has not been made public. The victims all died of blunt force trauma. Jack Harper of WCVB reports that all three men were beaten with an object.
5. There Is No Further Risk to the Public
Guglielmino is the only suspect in the crime and there is no further risk to the public. North Andover Police Chief Paul Gallagher told the media “I want to assure the public, they are sage. The person we believe committed this is under arrest.”