A Connecticut boy of age 12 has been charged with murder for fatally stabbing his twin sister Brigid Curtin to death and injuring his mother Janemarie Murphy, 56, a prominent lobbyist, multiple sources have confirmed.
West Hartford police said the boy, whose name has not been disclosed, was charged on Tuesday, December 18, with one count of first-degree assault and one count of murder.
According to the Hartford Courant report, the boy, who was arraigned at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, was treated for minor injuries there following the stabbing that killed his 12-year-old sister and seriously injured his mother.
Police received a 911 call at approx. 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17, from a woman who said her son stabbed her and her daughter. Police officers arrived at the scene to understand the situation.
All three were rushed to the hospital where Janemarie's daughter later died. Due to the stab wounds to her neck and torso, the state medical examiner ruled her death as a homicide on Wednesday, December 19.
Janemarie was identified by her employer, Murtha Cullina LLP. She is said to be in the hospital in stable condition.
In a statement to the Hartford Courant, the Connecticut law firm said,
We are devastated by the horrific tragedy affecting our friend and colleague Jane Murphy. Jane has been a valued member of the Government Affairs Group of Murtha Cullina LLP for over 24 years. We are doing all we can to support Jane and her family, and ask everyone to please respect their privacy during this extraordinarily difficult time.
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