Suspect arraigned in Newton triple homicide

Newton District Court

The suspect in a triple homicide in Newton over the weekend was arraigned in Newton District Court on Tuesday afternoon.

On Sunday, police announced that three people had been found dead in a Newton home that morning, apparently stabbed to death, and that the suspect was still at large.

The victims were later identified as Bruno D’Amore, his wife, Jill D’Amore and her mother, Lucia Arpino.

Then on Monday night, Christopher Ferguson, 41, was arrested for the crime and charged with Jill Bruno’s murder as well as two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a burglary charge.

After autopsies on the other two victims are finished, prosecutors expect to charge Ferguson with their deaths, too.

Jill D’Amato was stabbed and hit on the head with a blunt object more than 30 times, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a press conference Monday night.

Ryan said that there were footprints found in blood at the crime scene, a bloody knife was discovered in the kitchen and a neighboring property’s surveillance footage shows a man later identified by Newton police as Ferguson at the victims’ home early Sunday morning.

It is not believed Ferguson had any connection to the victims.