Fugitive caught panhandling in Boiling Springs charged in double killing

He's being held without bail.

A second double-murder suspect - nabbed Friday after almost a week on the lam - was held without bail today in the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in the garbage-stuffed cellar of a since-condemned Peabody house of horrors.

"Everyone has heard the Commonwealth's version of events", Doughty's defense attorney John Apruzzese said.

Greenlaw died after being shot in the head and his girlfriend, O'Connor was stabbed in the neck and torso, according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.

Wes Doughty and Michael Hebb are accused of shooting Greenlaw in the head and stabbing O'Connor in the neck and torso. Today, the defense investigation begins.

The DA's office notes that the bodies were not dismembered, dispelling earlier rumors to the contrary.

News station WBZ reports Doughty was arraigned and ordered held without bail on two counts of first-degree murder.

A Middleton man said Doughty carjacked him outside a Middleton restaurant last Wednesday and made him drive to Boston. Last Friday, Spartanburg County Sheriff's investigators spotted Doughty in Boiling Springs, S.C. and arrested him on soliciting charges and then checked national databases and learned he was wanted for the murders and the carjacking.

On Monday, authorities transported him from the Spartanburg County jail to MA where he appeared in court on Tuesday morning.

Doughty allegedly drove off in Metz's vehicle.

  • Larry Hoffman