Homicide

Joshua A. Hart, 23, of Athol, peers out from behind a bulletproof glass partition at Orange District Court Friday morning during his arraignment on charges stemming from a deadly home invasion in Orange on Oct. 5. His accomplice, Brittany E. Smith, 27, also of Athol, was arraigned on similar charges Friday. The pair were captured in Virginia on Oct. 8 and brought to Massachusetts on Wednesday. Photo by Jared Robinson
ORANGE — Joshua A. Hart, 23, and Brittany E. Smith, 27, both of Athol and suspects in the home invasion that left Thomas Harty, 95, deceased and his wife Joanna Fisher gravely wounded, pled not guilty at their arraignments in Orange District Court on Friday. They are due back in court on Dec. 20...
ORANGE — The two suspects apprehended early Saturday morning in Rockbridge County, Va., in connection with the home invasion in Orange have had their arraignment on charges of being fugitives from justice postponed to Wednesday, according to Northwestern District Attorney spokesperson Mary Carey...
ORANGE — The two suspects captured by authorities and wanted in connection with the home invasion in town last week, were previously arrested last Monday for stealing a vehicle from an East River street location.  The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office announced Sunday that Joshua Hart, 23...
Chief Craig Lundgren of the Orange Police Department stopped the Harvest Parade in front of the home of Tom Harty and Joanna Fisher and placed flowers on the front steps as a gesture from the community. (Photo by Jessica Gale-Tanner)
ORANGE — About 100 residents and neighbors joined in solidarity to remember homicide victim Thomas Harty, 95, and his wife, Joanna Fisher, 77, during a rain-soaked parade on Sunday afternoon, just hours before the suspects wanted in the crime were captured. Harty died and Fisher remains...

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