Prosecutors: Couple In Peabody Double Murder Shot, Stabbed

PEABODY (CBS) — The second man accused in the brutal killing of a couple in Peabody earlier this month was arraigned in Peabody District Court Tuesday morning.

Wes Doughty was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He was ordered held without bail after a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Doughty spoke only once in court, to tell bailiffs that his handcuffs were too tight.

Doughty and Michael Hebb, 45, are both in custody in connection with the gruesome murders of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and Jennifer O’Connor, 40.

On Tuesday, prosecutors revealed that Greenlaw was shot in the head and O’Connor was stabbed in the torso and neck.

Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O'Connor (WBZ-TV)

Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor (WBZ-TV)

There’s still no word on a motive for the murders.

Hebb was arrested last week, and was also held without bail on two charges of first-degree murder.

“Everyone has heard the Commonwealth’s version of events,” Doughty’s defense attorney John Apruzzese said. “Today the defense investigation begins. As more facts come out, we will let you know what’s going on.”

Michael Hebb in Peabody District Court Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

Michael Hebb in Peabody District Court Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

Doughty spent more than five days on the run before he was arrested in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

He allegedly carjacked a man in Middleton last week before heading south. A judge said Doughty would likely face charges of carjacking and kidnapping in Salem District Court on Thursday.

The man Doughty allegedly carjacked told police Doughty admitted killing the couple because they gave heroin to his godfather.

Doughty is due back in court on April 6 for a probable cause hearing.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kendall Buhl reports

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