WORCESTER, Mass. – A Massachusetts woman has been indicted on two murder charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home in September.
District Attorney Joseph Early announced the charges Tuesday against Erika Murray. Murray has been held on $1 million bail after pleading not guilty to earlier charges including fetal death concealment. Her attorney has said she has mental health issues.
Murray's four children ranging from 5 months to 13 years old were removed from the trash-filled house in August and placed in state custody. Police later searched the house and found the babies' remains in bedroom closets.
Murray's boyfriend, Raymond Rivera, also was charged Tuesday with child abuse and pleaded not guilty. He lived in the basement and said he didn't know what was happening elsewhere.