Aug 12, 2022
Child is arrested for the murder of New Hampshire mom, 25, and her sons, aged 4 and 1, who were found shot dead in their home as father speaks out for the first time
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Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin and 1-year-old Mason, were found shot to death in their Northfield, N.H. home, according to New Hampshire Attorney General's office.
In a statement, state Attorney General John Formella said the youth, who wasn't named due to their age, is charged under the state's juvenile laws with three counts of first-degree murder.
The three victims were found dead from gunshot wounds in the family's Wethersfield Drive home on the morning of August 3.
Kassandra Sweeney, 25 (pictured center) and her two sons, Benjamin Sweeney, 4 (pictured first row, right) and Mason Sweeney, 1, (second row, far right) were found dead inside a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield, N.H. on Wednesday
The father, Sean Sweeney, posted this message to Facebook, saying in part how thankful he is for the outreach he has received since the loss of his wife and children
The father, Sean Sweeney, posted on Facebook for the first time since the murders.
'I want to thank everyone for the outreach and support, while things will never be "normal" again my body finally shut down and let me get some sleep.'
Sean also thanked those who spent time defending him from online accusations of being guilty of the crime, saying 'thank you to everyone who has spent the last few days ensuring that the random idiots online are properly informed.'
He ended with a message of remembrance for his wife and sons, saying 'it is our job now to keep their memories alive.'
'They will be forever loved and missed and forever in my heart I hope that goes for each and every other person who reads my ramblings.'
Benjamin Sweeney, 4 (left) and Mason Sweeney, 1, (right) were found dead inside a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield, N.H. on Wednesday
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The state's chief medical examiner conducted autopsies on the three victims and determined all were shot once.
'Since the alleged perpetrator is a juvenile, the law precludes any further information from being released,' Formella said. 'The charges and allegations against the juvenile are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.'
Officials didn't disclose the relationship, if any, between the juvenile and the victims, and no motive was given for the killings.
The AG's office said they would not release the age of the suspect or speak about any specifics in the case, and that all information will remain private until the case is completed, unless the juvenile is tried as an adult.
Formella declined to say whether the attorney general's office would petition the court to try the youth as an adult, and he doesn't expect anyone else to be charged in the case.
Authorities during the days long search for the suspect in Northfield and Tilton, N.H.
Authorities set up search teams along I-93 north of the scene of the crime, where the juvenile suspect was eventually caught
Wednesday's search was the second conducted in grassy areas near I-93 in the towns of Northfield and Tilton.
It's not immediately clear when the charged juvenile will appear in court.
In addition to the murder counts, the suspect is also charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence.
A GoFundMe has been set up in memory of Kassandra Sweeney and her two boys to help with memorial costs and living expenses.
Kassandra, Benjamin and Mason Sweeney will be remembered in a funeral service this weekend and are survived by their husband and father, SeanRead more:
- Fundraiser for Sean Sweeney by Alizabeth Dawson : Assistance with Memorial Costs and Living Expenses
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New Sixers Addition Reveals Unique Off-Court Interest
Getty Danuel House Jr. #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses at 76ers Training Complex on September 26, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey.
The Philadelphia 76ers had a clear focus on improving their depth this offseason. The franchise brought in several win-now rotation pieces that are all expected to elevate the potential of the team. One of the more under-the-radar additions has been Danuel House. The six-year NBA veteran was signed to a two-year contract worth $8.5 million during the offseason. House played next to James Harden on the Rockets and most recently spent time with the Utah Jazz.
However, the 29-year-old recently sat down with Ky Carlin of SixersWire to discuss his interests away from the basketball court. House revealed how his passion for music drove him to create his own record label.What is 4D House Entertainment?
While NBA players experimenting with their ability to rap is not uncommon, House has taken it to another level by putting together his own label. What started as pointless arguments with others on Twitter has begun to turn itself into a business as the NBA standout started up 4D House Entertainment back in 2018.
In addition to his own music, 4D House Entertainment also promotes music from Bun B, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Madison Avery, CoolAzBeats, and $umo Lit. To listen to some of House and the other artists’ work you can check out the label’s website here.House’s Role with the Sixers
In the time that he will not be investing in the music industry, House will be expected to play a role in the Sixers’ rotation. After going undrafted prior to the 2016-17 season, he was offered a contract with the Wizards but played just one game with the team. The Texas A&M product then bounced around, including having a stop with the Sixers G-League team, before getting his first true opportunity with the Rockers.
Danuel House: “[Maxey] is a joy to play with. No cap.”
— Austin Krell (@NBAKrell) September 27, 2022
In the four seasons he spent in Houston, House averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists during his 26.3 minutes per game. He also shot 36.9% on three-pointers with his best season occurring in 2018-19 when he connected on 41.6% of his long-range attempts. House spent last season with the Utah Jazz. In his 25 games with the team, he averaged 6.8 points and shot 41.5% on three-pointers.
Reunited with James Harden and still with several effective years ahead of him, House is expected to be a solid contributor to this Sixers team. His defensive impact and ability to shoot threes give him a leg up over his competition within the Sixers who tend not to have as balanced abilities. He has been extremely open about being willing to do whatever the Sixers need and his team-first mindset has already positively paved the way for his time in Philly.
Danuel House on Harden "That's my guy, that's my guy."
Says Harden is a selfless guy, does a lot of good deeds and doesn't ask for credit.
Says Harden didn't recruit him to come to the Sixers; he naturally wanted to come to the team.
— Austin Krell (@NBAKrell) September 26, 2022
House and the rest of the Sixers will get their first opportunity on Monday as they have their preseason opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Doc Rivers has not officially made a decision on how much time the Sixers starters will get on the court. With more rest time than a true game sure to be the case, House will likely get a chance to make a strong first impression for his on-court abilities.