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Police: Boy Fatally Stabs Mother, Takes Own Life With Gun

Investigators in Massachusetts say a teenager fatally stabbed his mother before taking his own life with a gun.

The Hampden District Attorney's office on Friday called the deaths of 50-year-old Mary Danehy and 15-year-old Joshua Goyette a murder-suicide. Their bodies were found inside the family home in Chicopee (CHI'-koh-pee) on Thursday.

Danehy had removed her son from school earlier in the day at the request of administrators because of his behavioral problems.

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Authorities said Danehy was stabbed numerous times and her son apparently died from a single gunshot wound. A gun was found near his body.

The bodies were found after firefighters responded to a medical alert activation and encountered 88-year-old John Danehy outside the home. He told them he had heard a disturbance and a gunshot inside the house.

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