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Mass. Family Slay Suspect Seeks To Quash Evidence

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A Massachusetts man accused of killing his wife, two young children and mother-in-law is set to ask a judge to toss out evidence in the case.

Thomas Mortimer IV is charged in the June 2010 deaths of Laura Stone Mortimer, her 64-year-old mother, Ellen Stone, and the Mortimers' two children, 4-year-old Thomas "Finn" Mortimer V and 2-year-old Charlotte Mortimer.

Authorities discovered the bodies while doing a well-being check after Laura Mortimer's sister called police and said she had been unable to reach her sister for days.

Mortimer's lawyer on Friday is expected to argue a motion to suppress evidence in Woburn Superior Court.

Prosecutors have said they found a confession by Mortimer in the home.

Mortimer's lawyer has said he has mental health issues.

Mortimer grew up in Avon, Conn.

This program aired on September 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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