Massachusetts father kills his model wife and their 12-year-old son before turning gun on himself in murder-suicide at their $2M Andover mansion early Thursday morning
911 dispatcher hears voice was heard in 911 call saying ‘Kill me now’ before the family patriarch killed his family and himself on Thursday
Responding officers discovered the father had shot dead his model wife and their pre-teen son before turning gun on himself in murder suicide
Andrew Robinson, 56, shot his wife Linda Robinson, 55, and their 12-year-old son Sebastian before his suicide at their $2M mansion in Andover, Massachusetts mansion’
A Massachusetts couple and their son have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide, after police received an eerie call from inside the house with a voice in the background saying: ‘Kill me now.’
Police arrived to find father, mother and their 12-year-old son fatally shot inside an Andover home early Thursday, in an apparent case of domestic violence, Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe announced.
Investigators speculate Andrew Robinson, 56, shot his wife Linda Robinson, 55, and their 12-year-old son Sebastian before turning the gun on himself in their $2million mansion in Andover around 3am on Thursday.
Police arrived at the home and were ordered to proceed with caution after a man had been heard screaming and items were being smashed in the background of the 911 call, a dispatcher told officers.
It is unclear who made the call, but the dispatcher claimed there was no response from the caller.
Linda was an accountant and model, her uncle David Arsenault told The Boston Globe. ‘She was as angelic as they come.’
Linda’s father Joseph Hachey visited the home with his step-brothers David and Roger Arsenault. The three sat around the dining room table while looking back at photos of the family.
Hachey remembered Sebastian as ‘an angel.’
He recalled not seeing Linda as much when the pandemic hit and referred to their lives as ‘private.’
‘They went out and bought a big freezer and filled it with food, they hooked up the house with electrical generators,’ Hachey said.
‘I would ask my son [Steve], “Have you seen your sister?” And he would say, “Who?” Linda went into hibernation.’
It is unclear when Linda last saw her family but Hachey recalled Steve saw Sebastian last March. A photograph was taken of him wearing a mask.
Neighbors were awakened by the sound of the Robinsons’ house alarm as officers forced their way in.
‘They had to breach two doors to get inside the house,’ Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe said. ‘They went inside the house. They found the father, mother, and 12-year-old son dead.
‘The wounds were from gunshot. We know the how, now we are trying to figure out the why.’
Janean and Andy Sullivan, 42 and 44, have a straight view of the Robinsons’ home and watched as police made their way through the house with flashlights.
‘We didn’t know if it was a break-in but I just knew something bad happened,’ Janean told the news outlet.
The family was described as ‘private’ and Chief Keefe added there were no prior reports from the home.
Records from Redfin show the four-bedroom house last sold in 2003 for $1,338,000. Zillow revealed the property’s value has since increased more than $2million.
An aerial shot of the home showed a children’s play set and slide in the back yard and a basketball hoop in front of the garage.
Sebastian was identified as a 6th grader at St. John’s Preparatory School. Officials announced his death on Thursday and cancelled classes for all students.
‘Our community is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Sebastian,’ Edward Hardiman, St. John’s Headmaster, said at a press conference at the school. ‘Sebastian was a wonderful young man. He had a kind and gentle presence and was well-loved by his teachers. Extraordinarily creative.’
Hardiman added: ‘He was just a really wonderful kid with a great nature.’
Andrew worked at Channel Building Co until he quit six months ago, the news outlet reported.
Linda’s former neighbor grieved her death and revealed the times they spent together when they were younger.
‘I’m speechless, I lived next door to Linda when I was a child, sometimes sneaking in her yard to play, and it saddens me to hear that her and her son’s life were taken so soon,’ the neighbor wrote.
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