Connecticut 12-year-old boy kills twin sister, stabs prominent lobbyist mother

one year ago

Connecticut community is still stunned after the Tuesday tragedy, when a 12-year-old attacked his mother and twin sister stabbing them inside their home. The sister died of her neck and torso wounds, while the mother survived, remaining in stable condition at St Hospital and Medical Center.

The mother, Janemary Murphy, 56, was a lobbyist for the Hartford law firm Murtha Cullina LLP for more than 24 years. The twin children were seventh graders at Sedgewick Middle School and were both honor students last year.

The motive of the attack is still under investigation. Police were searching the family's home on Wednesday, decorated by a reindeer in the front lawn, and with a holiday wreath hanging on the front door.