A 20-year-old Weymouth man accused of hitting his father with a plastic pipe pled not guilty to one count of murder Tuesday afternoon.
A Quincy District Court judge ordered that Michael Beaudry be held without bail.
During Beaudry’s arraignment, the prosecutor explained that Beaudry and his father, 58-year-old Ronald Beaudry, were arguing Monday afternoon about a BB gun.
“He and his father had had previous discussions about that issue and is father not wanting him to be outside with the BB gun. So there was some sort of a discussion between the defendant and his father,” said Assistant District Attorney Lisa Beatty
Beatty went on to say that Beaudry started walking outside but his father followed him. The Weymouth man suddenly turned around and struck his father in the head with a three-foot-long PVC pipe. Beaudry’s father died shortly after the attack.
In speaking with Beaudry’s defense attorney outside the courtroom, it was explained that Beaudry and his father have a history of arguing. Attorney Jack Atwood said the 20-year-old was reacting to his father’s temper, “The father would have a pattern of aggression. The kid is not an aggressive kid–he walks away which I believe was a great irritant to the father. As a result of that, as a result of the kid having no job, not getting into the military, it was building and building and building.”
The prosecutor said in the courtroom that Beaudry immediately showed remorse and was begging police to save his father’s life when they arrived at the family’s Weymouth home.
He is scheduled to return to court February 27th.
Michael Beaudry wearing a yellow jumpsuit while arraigned inside Quincy District Court