A man suspected of killing an elderly couple in Marshfield, Massachusetts, is in custody in Florida, ending a days-long search.
A source told NBC10 Boston that Christopher Keely was arrested after allegedly assaulting a man with a hammer in Miami Beach, Florida. Inmate information confirms Kelly, 27, was arrested Saturday morning on an out-of-state fugitive warrant.
Kelly was wanted for the murders of Carl and Vicki Mattson, a couple in their 70s who were found stabbed and beaten to death in their home on Tuesday night. The Plymouth County district attorney said Keely knew the couple, though he did not specify their relationship.
Prosecutors believe the attack was targeted and not random.
It was not immediately clear whether Keely had an attorney who could speak for her under arrest. NBC Boston is contacting police and prosecutors in Miami Beach.
District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Marshfield police responded to a Gotham Hill Drive for Fitness Check just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, where they found the bodies of a married couple with “obvious signs of trauma.”
An attorney for Keely’s family said they were cooperating with the investigation.
“The Mass. State Police have received the full cooperation of Mr. Keely’s family. The events that allegedly occurred are shocking and truly devastating to everyone involved. Our hearts go out to the entire Mattson family,” the statement read. The thing is.” Told.