Trial Of Lynn Man Charged In Double Slaying Starts

Updated 4 months ago

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Lynn man charged with killing his mother and grandmother, dumping their bodies behind a Saugus elementary school, and trying to flee to Canada, is getting started.

Jury selection in the trial of 25-year-old Joseph Wright III is scheduled to start Tuesday in Salem Superior Court.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges including two counts of murder.

Prosecutors say Wright slit the throats of 54-year-old Donna Breau (broh) and 83-year-old Melba Trahant in the family home in May 2012 and then left the bodies behind the Lynnhurst School, where they were discovered by a custodian.

Wright was captured trying to cross into New Brunswick from Maine, driving his grandmother’s car.

The Daily Item ( ) reports that Wright’s attorney refused to comment on the upcoming trial.

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Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item,


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