A massive manhunt has led to the arrest of 41-year-old Christopher Ferguson in connection to a brutal triple homicide in Newton, Massachusetts.
Jill and Bruno D'Amore had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with Jill's mother, Lucia Arpino. Early Sunday morning, Ferguson allegedly forced entry into the home and killed the three who were confirmed to have died from stab wounds and blunt force trauma.
At this point, it is believed that there was no connection between the family and Ferguson and police believe it was a burglary gone wrong.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan stated, "At this time we know of no established connection between the family members and Mr. Ferguson."
Father Dan Riley described the D'Amores as "Wonderful, salt of the earth people, you know that when bad things happen to good people, this is a really really good people, salt of the earth."
The family was an active member of the community and were deeply involved in the church and well liked by all.
This adds to the theory that this terrible triple homicide wasn't premeditated but was rather a random and senseless killing.
Another home was broken into just a half mile away and while police have yet to confirm if the incidents were connected, there is a strong chance they were both carried out by Ferguson.
In a separate message to the church, Riley spoke of the tragedy saying, "The agony of this tragedy is all too real. God’s love working through you is also real. Likewise, Jesus' resurrection is real. This means that, as we deeply, deeply grieve, we do so with the support of each other and with confidence that, in the end, good defeats evil and life conquers death."
The rise in terrible random violence has been a nationwide phenomenon. It seems no community is safe from random violence and many Americans would do well to improve their home security to protect themselves.
James Bishop, who lived near the D'Amore family, told the media "It kind of made me think a little bit, re-examine how you protect yourself and your house, last thing you would ever think here."
The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have aggravated America's violent crime and it has become increasingly clear that Americans must take their safety into their own hands.
What's worse is these rising crime rates aren't isolated to America's big metropolitan areas.
Americans should be arming themselves as well as ensuring their homes and the homes of their loved ones are safe and secure.