canada africa partner reservation Jessica Cavallaro accused of murdering mother and father – NBC Boston

Jessica Cavallaro accused of murdering mother and father – NBC Boston


A 24-year-old woman appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom Thursday, hours after allegedly fatally shooting both her mother and father in Bedford.

Jessica Cavallaro was ordered held without bail during her arraignment in connection with the shootings of Thelma Tatten and Mark Cavallaro, both of which occurred in a white car on Washington Street.

According to investigators, Cavallaro lived with her boyfriend and his parents on Washington Street.

She came home from work unexpectedly on Thursday morning and said she had had a panic attack. Her parents had picked her up and taken her to her boyfriend’s house.

She went inside for about 30 minutes, and when she came back out and got in the car to have breakfast with her parents, she allegedly shot them both in the head and then went back into the house and attacked her parents. told her friend what she had done. finished.

“Shortly before 9 a.m. this morning, a 911 call was placed from a particular address where the homeowner called to say that this defendant had just murdered her parents,” Middlesex Assistant Prosecutor Suzanne Wiseman said in court.

The couple were found in a car outside a house in Bedford. Their 24-year-old daughter has been charged with murder and was being held without bail Thursday. Follow NBC10 Boston on… Instagram: TikTok: Facebook:

Tatten died in the car, while Mark Cavallaro died after being taken to hospital. Both were 56 years old.

Their daughter was arrested at the scene. Prosecutors have not said why she allegedly committed the crime.

“When I found out the person was in custody, I felt much better,” said Peter Burke, who lives nearby. “I mean, it’s not a good thing, but it’s good to know they’re not running loose in our neighborhood.”

Court documents show the gun belonged to Cavallaro’s boyfriend, who had several in a safe at home. Prosecutors say she was not licensed to carry.

“Due to the prevalence of guns and the availability of firearms, many of the incidents we have had in recent weeks and months have involved firearms in the hands of people who should not have them,” Middlesex County said. said District Attorney Marian Ryan.

Investigators say the suspect has no criminal record.

A woman who knew Cavallaro in high school was shocked to hear the allegations against her.

“Obviously devastating, very strange, very, very, unexpected,” she said, describing Cavallaro in high school as “very, very quiet.”

“Very private, very, very sweet girl,” she added. “She is absolutely the last person anyone would ever expect to do something like this.”

Cavallaro is being held without bail for the time being and is due back in court on August 20. She will also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.