Kassandra Sweeney death: New Hampshire minor arrested on charges of killing mother and her two children
The murders of Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons on August 3 are believed to have been committed by a juvenile, who was arrested and charged by Northfield police on August 11.
The child will be tried as a juvenile and faces three counts of first-degree murder as well as one count of falsifying physical evidence.
Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two kids Benjamin and Mason, who were 4 and 1, were killed in a triple homicide, according to the announcement made on Thursday by Attorney General John M. Formella, State Police Col. Nathan Noyes, and Northfield Police Chief John Raffaelly.
When officers arrived last Wednesday just after 11:30 a.m. in response to a 911 request for help, they discovered the three bodies inside their home.
The residence where Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons were fatally slain on August 3 is marked by a bouquet. A juvenile has been charged with three charges of first-degree murder and one count of manipulating physical evidence in relation to their deaths, the NH AG’s office reported today.
Juvenile rules, which safeguard minors’ identities and prohibit the release of any extra information in instances involving them, were cited as the reason why no other information about the adolescent was made public.
It is unknown if the Sweeney family knew the child or had any other information that would have allowed them to identify them, such as their age.