Teen held in Weymouth triple-murder due in court Monday

The teenager accused of killing his sister, mother and her boyfriend in their Weymouth home has a date in Quincy District Court on Monday.

Photos by WATD's Edward Perry

The arraignment of 18-year-old Donald Rudolph comes as his family issues a statement expressing devastation at what happened, and an appeal for privacy.

The horror unfolded last Thursday night after a neighbor reported suspicious activity at the family’s Upland Rd. home.

Police who responded to the scene found the bodies of 24-year-old Caylin Rudolph, 50-year-old Paula Rudolph, and 52-year-old Frederick Medina.

Adding to the tragedy is that Rudolph’s sister was the mother of young twin girls.

The Norfolk County D.A. Michael Morrissey would not say how the victims died, other than that there was evidence of “massive trauma”, and said no autopsy is scheduled.

The motive for the murders is also unknown.

Police arrested the teen after he crawled out of a cellar window and made what Morrissey called “alarming” statements to officers.

Rudolph, who was previously known to police, was not living at the home.

He reportedly once lived with former Patriots football player Ronnie Lippett and his family in Foster care. 

The Rudolph family says the victims will be “forever missed”, and expresses sympathy for the Medina family.


(WATD’s Ed Perry, Steven Dodrill, and Garo Hagopian contributed to this report)

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