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First Responders Got Disturbing Calls Before Murder Of 4 People In Groton

Orion Krause, right, stands with his attorney during his arraignment in Ayer District Court in Monday. Krause, of Rockport, Maine, was ordered held without bail at Bridgewater State Hospital pending a competency hearing at his arraignment on murder charges. (Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Orion Krause, right, stands with his attorney during his arraignment in Ayer District Court in Monday. Krause, of Rockport, Maine, was ordered held without bail at Bridgewater State Hospital pending a competency hearing at his arraignment on murder charges. (Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
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Documents have revealed a timeline of disturbing calls to first responders in the days before a 22-year-old was charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat.

The Boston Globe reports the mother of Orion Krause called 911 Sept. 7 worried that he was suicidal after he abruptly left the home.

Documents sent to The Portland Press Herald show a woman called police around 5 p.m. the next day to report a call her husband had gotten from Krause, a former student of his at Oberlin College. The woman says Krause told her husband, "I think I have to kill my mom."

Police discovered the bodies of the four people that evening.

Krause has pleaded not guilty in the killings.

This article was originally published on October 26, 2017.

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