Victims Identified in Waltham Murder-Suicide

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WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson have confirmed the identities of a man and woman in connection with a Waltham murder-suicide as Jeannine O’Connor, 51, and her husband, Kevin O’Connor, 51, both of Waltham. Kevin O’Connor is a retired Waltham Police Officer.
“This is a tragic incident of domestic violence in which a husband was responsible for taking his wife’s life and then taking his own,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Our thoughts are with the O’Connor and Peabody families as they struggle with their loss.”
On Saturday, January 16, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Waltham Police officers responded to a family member’s request for a well-being check on Forest Street in Waltham. Upon arrival they observed two residents of that address to be deceased. Both victims died as a result of gunshot wounds. Investigators have determined that the man was the shooter, who after shooting his wife multiple times, took his own life. 
This case is being investigated by the Waltham Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
This is an open and active investigation. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch. The Victim Witness Advocate is Anne Foley.

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