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Athol attempted murder suspect arraigned in Greenfield 



Recorder Staff
Thursday, June 07, 2018

GREENFIELD — An Athol man accused of attempted murder, vandalism and assault and battery with a deadly weapon was arraigned Wednesday in Greenfield.

Timothy J. Murphy, 58, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is due in Orange District Court on Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a 58A hearing determining his dangerousness to the public and potential terms of release.

Shortly before midnight Tuesday, police responded to the report of a home invasion on Lenox Street in Athol. Police found two victims with lacerations on their necks, and were transported to Athol Hospital.

The wounds are not expected to be life-threatening.

According to the Athol Police Department, the subjects knew each other.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office released a statement Wednesday that the incident is under investigation by the Athol Police Department and Massachusetts State Police.