Suspect wanted in stabbing deaths of Massachusetts couple captured in Florida

A 27-year-old man wanted in the killings of a married couple at their home in a community south of Boston earlier this week has been captured in Florida, authorities announced Saturday.

Christopher Keeley was taken into custody at about 8:20 p.m. local time Friday in the city of Miami Beach by local police, according to a news release from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

It’s unclear how he was located. The arrest had followed a multiday manhunt for Keeley.

Christopher Keeley
An undated photograph of 27-year-old Christopher Keeley. 

Massachusetts State Police


Carl Mattson and Vicki Mattson, both 70, were found “bludgeoned and stabbed” in their Marshfield, Massachusetts, home at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday by police responding to a request for a well-being check, the district attorney’s office said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A dog was also found dead inside the home, the district attorney’s office said.

In a news conference Wednesday, authorities identified Keeley as the suspect in the killings. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz told reporters Wednesday that Keeley was “acquainted” with the couple, although he did not disclose their exact relationship.

The victims were targeted, and the killings were not a random act of violence, Cruz said. No possible motive was disclosed.

A black Jeep Wrangler that belonged to the victims and Keeley was believed to be driving was found abandoned early Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was found in a parking lot in Avon, which is approximately 15 miles from Marshfield.

A hearing will be held to determine if Keeley waives rendition, paving the way for him to be transported back to Massachusetts to face charges, the district attorney’s office said Saturday. 

You May Also Like

Kind and gentle York man murdered by men he met in off-licence

Curtis Turpin and Adam Hudson have today been jailed for the murder…

Florida bill would allow concealed gun carry without license

Permitless carry is something Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’s “always supported.” TALLAHASSEE,…

‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden hails plans for big East Coast tunnel fix

WASHINGTON – Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President…

Paul Burrell diagnosed with prostate cancer as he fears 'he won't be alive next Christmas'

Paul was diagnosed with cancer last year when he underwent a medical…

Kidnap suspect released day he arrived at Nevada prison

LAS VEGAS – A man at the center of an intense police…

Plan for courts is like apartheid

JACKSON, Miss. – Legislation that would create a separate court system run…

Dharmesh A. Patel Charged in Tesla Cliff Crash

The site where Dharmesh Patel allegedly drove his family off of a…

Who Are The Additional Officers In The Tyre Nichols’ Murder Case?

After Nichols was apprehended, the police stated that he complained of shortness…

Dog receiving treatment after being found cemented to sidewalk

Trooper was found completely stuck to the sidewalk in Boca Raton for…

Woman, 58, accused of tying up and beating two men over stolen church vehicle

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A woman was arrested Sunday morning after…

CCRKBA Rips Florida Anti-Gunners For Constitutional Carry “Hysteria”

TFP FILE PHOTO The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and…

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch Chooses Hines & Tampa Bay Rays To Redevelop Tropicana Field

St. Peterburg Mayor Ken Welch ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – At the 2023…