Prosecutor: Teen Used Hammer, Knife In Weymouth Triple Murder
QUINCY (CBS) — A young man charged with killing his mother, sister, and his mother’s boyfriend last week in their Weymouth home was ordered held without bail Monday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports
Eighteen-year-old Donald Rudolph pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder at his arraignment in Quincy District Court.
He was also ordered to Bridgewater State Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Prosecutor Craig Kowalski revealed new details about the murders in court Monday.
He said Rudolph used a hammer and knife to kill his 50-year-old mother Paula Rudolph, his 24-year-old sister Caylin and his mother’s boyfriend Frederick Medina.
“Mr. Medina was found lying down on his back on the floor, his shirt soaked with blood, his throat was slit.”
Kowalski said Medina also had a stuffed animal in his mouth.
The bodies were discovered by police Thursday night in their Weymouth home.
Donald Rudolph was not living there at the time, but police found him at the scene.
Kowalski said Rudolph told officers when they asked why he had blood on his hands: “I’m (expletive). You’ll see when you go in.”
Police found a hammer and knife covered in blood on the kitchen table wrapped in a placemat.
WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports
Rudolph’s attorney said client has a history of mental illness and after his arrest Friday he did not know what had happened.
Rudolph was on probation for shooting a BB gun at two women in Quincy earlier this year. The judge in that case gave him a suspended sentence.
Outside court Monday, Medina’s family told reporters Rudolph is “twisted.”
WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report. You can follow her on Twitter at @karenreports.