Kassandra Sweeney: Child charged with murder of mother and two children

A juvenile has been arrested and charged in the murders of a woman and her two sons in Northfield, New Hampshire last week, police said.

The child, who will be tried under the juvenile system, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence in connection with the three deaths.

The body of Kassandra Sweeney, 25, was discovered along with her four-year-old son Benjamin and one-year-old son Mason in their Northfield home on Aug. 3 by police responding to a 911 call.

Autopsy reports determined that each died of a single gunshot wound.

Police have not released the name and age of the accused because of legal restrictions on sharing information about children charged with crimes.

New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said: “We do not expect any other charges to be forthcoming.

“As I said, we believe — and we believed last week — that we had identified everyone involved.”

He did not disclose whether the suspect was related to or known to the family or what evidence has been found.

The three deaths that were ruled homicides sparked rumors and fear among people in Northfield.

In a statement to The independent Tuesday morning, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said there is no threat to the public and they have identified all parties involved.

A funeral for Kassandra Sweeney and her children was planned for Saturday in Concord.

Sean Sweeney, the husband of Kassandra Sweeney, spoke out against “his name being dragged through the mud” in a Facebook post against rumors of his involvement in the murder.

“I wanted to thank everyone for the outreach and support, while things will never be ‘normal’ again, my body finally shut down and let me sleep last night and I woke up feeling as ‘normal’ as possible,” he wrote.

“Thanks to everyone who has spent the last few days making sure the random idiots online are properly informed and while I still can’t confirm anything about what happened and who is responsible,” he said.

He said he is “beyond words for those who just know better and keep my name from being dragged through the mud”.

He called his wife “beautiful” and “the most wonderful, caring, sweetest good person anyone could ever meet and how much she loved our boys”.

A GoFundMe was launched to help with memorial services for the woman’s cousin. It reached more than $47,000 on Friday morning.

“My cousin Kassandra, one of the most genuine and beautiful people you will ever meet, and her two beautiful baby boys were taken from us,” it read.

“Our family is beyond devastated.”

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