A 17-year-old has been indicted in the shooting deaths of his sister-in-law and her two sons, who were found in their home last year. Eric Sweeney was indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury in connection with the deaths of his sister-in-law, Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and his nephews, 4-year-old Benjamin Sweeney and 23-month-old Mason Sweeney. The three were found shot to death in their Northfield home on Aug. 3, 2022. A possible motive for the shootings hasn’t been made public. Eric Sweeney was also indicted on one count of falsifying physical evidence, alleging that he destroyed or concealed a handgun. Sweeney was arrested and charged as a juvenile last year. An arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 3. He is being represented by a county public defender’s office but hasn’t yet been assigned a specific attorney who could comment on his behalf.
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