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Man Arrested in Connection With West Brookfield Murders

A man was arrested on Monday in connection with the March 1 murders of a West Brookfield, Massachusetts, woman and her three children, according to the Worcester County District Attorney.

Matthew Locke, 31, of Ware, was arraigned on a charge of misleading a police investigation and held on $10,000 bail.

The murder victims found in an upstairs bedroom at 10 Old Warren Rd. were identified as 38-year-old Sara Bermudez, 8-year-old Madison Bermudez, 6-year-old James Bermudez and 2-year-old Michael Bermudez.

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The deaths of the family members remain under investigation.

Police placed a "distraught family member" who went to the scene on March 1 in protective custody, but released the unidentified relative, according to the district attorney.

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