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Police: Belmont woman, son died from ‘multiple chop wounds’

A member of the Belmont police department crosses the police line at 20 Sunset Drive on May 24, 2013. State and local officials, including the Major Crimes Unit, worked at a crime scene at the home in Belmont.

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

A member of the Belmont police department crosses the police line at 20 Sunset Drive on May 24, 2013. State and local officials, including the Major Crimes Unit, worked at a crime scene at the home in Belmont. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

The two people found dead in their Belmont home yesterday, a 59-year-old woman and her 39-year-old son, died from “multiple chop wounds,” according to a press release from the attorney general’s office. Autopsies today showed the mother also died from blunt-force injuries, and both deaths have been ruled homicides.

The police were called to 20 Sunset Drive yesterday at 11 a.m. and found the bodies of Priscilla Carter and her son, Timothy. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said no one has been arrested in the case. However, Shawn Carter, who neighbors said lives at the Sunset Drive rental property, was taken into custody three hours after the bodies were discovered, according to a press release yesterday from the Tilton Police Department.

Witnesses said the car Shawn Carter was driving was stopped in Tilton, where nearly a dozen officers approached him, some with guns drawn. Carter had not been named a suspect as of last night, and Strelzin, reached at the Belmont police station, would not comment on why Carter had been taken into custody.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the New Hampshire State Police at 223-4381.

(Ray Duckler can be reached at 369-3304 or rduckler @cmonitor.com or on Twitter @rayduckler.)

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The pair of adults found dead in their Belmont home Friday morning, a 59-year-old mother and her 39-year-old son, died of multiple chop wounds, the Attorney General’s office announced yesterday. The deaths of Priscilla Carter, who also suffered blunt-force injuries, and Timothy Carter were ruled homicides. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin, interviewed at the Belmont police station shortly before … 2

Got that right GWTW. The deal is they cannot make these sick folks take their meds, or for that matter go to their doc appointments. These are hard psyche meds. Stop them and you descend into mania. Setting them up in apt does no good. Unless you want to have someone monitor them 24/7. Cops get called and the patient gets killed if he is weilding an ax or something. I worry about all these angry young men out there, many of which were placed on drugs at young ages because they could not sit in school, had tempers, etc. You can manage a kid, but when they grow into strong young men you are in trouble. These heavy drugs are dangerous.

Should be interesting what the reaction is from the usual suspects. Something tells me the relatives of these dead people wont be going on a tour with Obama or showing up at Ayotte town halls anytime soon. As to what to do with the growing number of people with known mental illness, seems to me calling the police after they do something off the wall, or repeatedly doing so, isn't working. They probably thought this guy was harmless. Had to of. Otherwise, why would he be set free into society??

I bet the guy at the marina is thanking God he didn't get hacked up by this person. When we are done handing over free money for downtowns and solar companies and shrimp treadmills, we should reopen the state hospital.

That guy at the marina is probably thankful there were no guns at that house either.

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