17-Year-Old Accused of Fatally Shooting His Sister-in-Law and Her 2 Young Children, 1 and 4

Kassandra Sweeney and her kids Benjamin and Mason killed in New Hampshire
Kassandra Sweeney together with her youngsters, Benjamin and child Mason.Photograph:

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Greater than a 12 months after a mom and her two younger youngsters have been shot lifeless of their Northfield, N.H., house, the girl’s 17-year-old brother-in-law has been indicted on three counts of first-degree homicide.

A grand jury indicted Eric Sweeney, 17, on three counts of first-degree homicide “for purposely inflicting the deaths” of his sister-in-law, Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and his nephews, Benjamin Sweeney, 4, and Mason Sweeney, 23 months, the lawyer basic of New Hampshire alleged in a press launch yesterday.

{The teenager} has additionally been indicted on one depend of falsifying bodily proof. Investigators imagine that “figuring out that an investigation was about to be instituted,” Eric Sweeney tried to “alter, destroy, conceal, or take away a Taurus .40 caliber handgun, with the aim of impairing its availability in stated investigation,” in line with the lawyer basic’s workplace.

Eric Sweeney’s brother, Sean Sweeney, was not killed along with his household, in line with a former marketing campaign on GoFundMe, which raised $53,300 for the triple funeral. 

Alizabeth Dawson, who recognized herself as Kassandra’s cousin, wrote on the web page that Kassandra was “one of the crucial real and exquisite folks you may ever meet.”

Eric Sweeney is at the moment behind bars and awaiting arraignment. It’s unclear if he is retained an lawyer to talk on his behalf.

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