2 Arrested In Connection With Orange Murder

ORANGE (CBS) — Two people are under arrest in connection with a home invasion in Orange that left a 95-year-old man dead and his wife seriously injured.

Thomas Harty was found dead inside an East River Street home last week. His wife, 77-year-old Joanna Fisher, was hospitalized with serious injuries following an apparent home invasion.

Joanna Fisher and Thomas Harty (WBZ-TV)

Joanna Fisher and Thomas Harty (WBZ-TV)

After the attack, investigators said the suspects were likely driving the couple’s 2003 Toyota Corolla station wagon, which was stolen from the home.

Joshua Hart, 23 and Brittany Smith, 27, were arrested in Rockbridge County, Virginia, for the crime. The stolen vehicle was recovered at a different location in Virginia.

According to police, Hart and Smith are both from Athol.

The pair are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, home invasion, armed robbery, larceny and conspiracy. They are being held without bail.

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  1. i DONT CARE HOW STRUNG OUT YOU ARE, I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE COULD MURDER THEIR OWN GRANDPARENT LIKE THAT..AND her…SHE HAS A CHILD..disgusting

    1. dane walker says:

      Ma’am i’d like you to know how greatful the family is that you could share your disgust toward these two individuals, my girlfriend is their neice and she was utterly destrought, knowing people outside our circle care about these situations brings a smile across my face

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