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Christopher Keeley pleads not guilty to murder of Marshfield couple 12/16/2022 Kiernan Dunlop,

A 27-year-old man accused of bludgeoning and stabbing a couple in their 70s to death in Marshfield pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder Friday, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney Office.

Following his plea, Christopher Keeley of Weymouth was ordered held without bail.

Officials discovered the crime after a wellness check was requested on the couple at 9:19 p.m. on Nov. 29.

When police arrived at Carl and Vicki Mattson’s home at 75 Gotham Hill they found the couple with obvious signs of trauma and they were pronounced dead.

Authorities named Keeley as a suspect on Nov. 30, describing him as an acquaintance of the couple. WBZ later reported that he allegedly lived with the victims.

He took the Mattson’s Jeep Wrangler from their home, DA Timothy Cruz said at a press conference the day after the couple was discovered.

A be on the lookout (BOLO) was issued and the Jeep was found empty in an Avon parking lot on the afternoon of Nov. 30.

Keeley was eventually found in Miami Beach, Florida and arrested on Dec. 1.

He waived his right to rendition in Florida and arrived back in Massachusetts on Friday morning, in the custody of Marshfield and Massachusetts State Police.

The district attorney’s office has previously stated that Keeley has a history of mental health issues and “prior involvement with the court system.”

Describing the crime, Cruz said “This was not a random act of violence, this appears to be a targeted attack against these two individuals.”

Cruz’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 28.

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