LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) – A Maine man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to beating his grandparents, mother and a carer to death with a baseball bat.

Groton Police, who responded to a report from a person in need on Common Street shortly before 6 p.m. on September 8, 2017, were taken to a secondary home on the street where they found the bodies of the victims of Orior Krause, 26.

The victim was later identified as Krause’s grandparents, Elizabeth Lackey, 85, and Frank Lackey, 89, who owned the Groton house; his mother, Elizabeth Krause, 60, of Rockport, Maine; and Bertha Mae Parker, 68, of Tewksbury, a domestic worker who looked after his grandparents, according to a press release from the Middlesex prosecutor’s office.

The subsequent investigation found that Orion Krause had traveled from Rockport, Maine, to the Boston area on Thursday, September 7th. His mother met him on Friday, September 8th, and they were traveling together to visit his grandparents’ home.

Sometime after his arrival at the home, he fatally attacked the four victims with a bat and fled to a neighbor, where he was arrested.

“Today’s settlement of this case cannot in any way erase the incalculable loss suffered by the families and friends of these victims. Following the 2017 murder, the entire Groton community mourned the loss of Elizabeth and Frank Lackey, Elizabeth Krause, and Bertha Mae Parker. We still have them in the back of our minds today when this case ends. ”District Attorney Marian Ryan wrote in a statement.

Krause can be paroled in 25 years.

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