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Police: Man uses hammer to kill brother, injure mother

December 4, 2018

EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is charged with attacking his family with a hammer, leaving a brother dead and his mother seriously injured.

Alexander Asia was held without bail at his arraignment Monday on two counts of assault and battery, pending a hearing next week to determine whether he is a danger to society.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old suspect attacked his family in their Paxton home on Sunday night.

Police responded to the home after 53-year-old Leticia Asia went to a neighbor’s home to report the attack.

Responding officers found 23-year-old Innocent Asia dead inside. Leticia Asia was taken to a hospital with facial and head injuries.

No motive was disclosed, but the investigation remains open and an autopsy is scheduled.

The suspect’s attorney was not immediately clear.