Bedford lady accused of murdering her dad and mom


BEDFORD — Youngsters have been enjoying of their yards and folks have been out for walks in what gave the impression to be a scenic suburban Thursday night in Bedford. Misplaced was an officer sitting in a police cruiser parked within the driveway of 10 Washington St.

The officer was there as a result of a violent tragedy that unfolded a number of hours earlier. Authorities say a resident of the house, 24-year-old Jessica Cavallaro, shot each of her 56-year-old dad and mom within the head as they sat of their SUV.

Cavallaro’s mom, Thelma Tatten, died on the scene of the taking pictures, whereas her father, Mark Cavallaro, was transported to a hospital, the place he was later pronounced useless.

A Bedford Police report states officers have been dispatched to Washington Road for a attainable double murder shortly after 9 a.m. Police stated they discovered the 2 victims unresponsive inside an SUV “in the front lawn” of 11 Washington St.

The sufferer, later recognized as Tatten, was slumped over within the driver’s seat, whereas Mark Cavallaro was within the entrance passenger seat, his head leaning in opposition to the passenger window. They have been each lined in blood.

Based on the report, police discovered Jessica Cavallaro was residing at 10 Washington St. along with her boyfriend and his dad and mom. The boyfriend’s father instructed police Jessica Cavallaro had returned unexpectedly from work that morning, after experiencing a panic assault. He instructed police she had gone to her bed room for about half-hour, and when she emerged, she introduced she was going out for breakfast along with her dad and mom.

Tatten and Mark Cavallaro, additionally Bedford residents, lived slightly greater than a mile away on Genetti Road.

Based on the boyfriend’s father, Jessica Cavallaro left the house, and shortly later, got here again inside and stated, “I just shot my parents.” The police have been shortly contacted.

Jessica Cavallaro was taken into custody by police with out incident on Washington Road. The weapon used within the taking pictures was left contained in the SUV. When requested the place the gun got here from, the boyfriend’s father stated it was “likely from the safe in his home.” He suggested police that his son owns firearms, and there ought to be a minimum of 4 extra contained in the residence.

In the course of the reserving course of, Jessica Cavallaro was described by police as quiet and calm, whereas “there were times she appeared to be trying to control herself from crying.”

“I observed two outbursts of her crying,” police stated. “The first occasion was when I told her that she was under arrest for murder. The second occasion was when she called her boyfriend.”

Jessica Cavallaro was arraigned in Harmony District Court docket at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on two counts of homicide, two counts of assault and battery with a harmful weapon inflicting severe bodily harm, and carrying a firearm with out a license.

Middlesex Assistant District Lawyer Suzanne Wiseman requested Jessica Cavallaro be held with out bail, which was granted by Decide Lynn Brendemuehl.

Wiseman supplied additional perception into the taking pictures throughout the arraignment, noting the defendant shot her dad and mom within the head as she sat within the backseat of the SUV.

Brendemuehl granted a request by Jessica Cavallaro’s lawyer, Lorenzo Perez, to hunt a health care provider to hold out a psychiatric analysis of his consumer.

“I’m going to need all the information I can get,” the protection lawyer stated following the arraignment.

Perez was requested by members of the press if Jessica Cavallaro supplied any perception into why she pulled the set off. Perez described his consumer as being in a “traumatized state,” including, “I don’t think she said 12 words.”

“There’s a dearth of information here,” Perez stated. “Heartbreaking, tragedy, but not a lot of information. My job and I think everybody else’s in the system is to collect as much information, and to try to understand this awful tragedy as soon as possible.”

Jessica Cavallaro is scheduled to return to courtroom for a pretrial convention on Aug. 20.

Comply with Aaron Curtis on X, previously often called Twitter, @aselahcurtis

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