MA - Diruhi Mattian, 53, stabbed to death, North Andover, 6 Feb 2008

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — An 18-year-old North Andover man is accused of killing his therapist.
    Police say Thomas Belanger stabbed 53-year-old Diruhi Mattian in the teen-ager's apartment Wednesday, then attempted to slit his own throat.
    Mattian was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
    The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence reports that Mattian, a Wilmington resident, was a licensed psychotherapist and worked for a Lawrence-based agency that helps families in crisis.
    North Andover Police Chief Richard Stanley says Belanger spent the night under police guard at the hospital and is expected to be arraigned Thursday on a murder charge.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,329285,00.html
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    Does this mean this guy has a built in insanity defense?
     
  3. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    I wonder why the therapist was in the teenager's apartment?
     
  4. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Yeah, that seems like a very bad liability risk to me. Evidently it was.. That' shouldn't be allowed; it's not safe. They usually make the case workers do that, this is a first i've heard of a therapist making housecalls.
     
  5. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    WOW,
    This is why she was at his home:
     
  6. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From September 2011:

    http://www.eagletribune.com/news/ye...cle_727eef7d-f6e0-5458-ad4c-1974103d865a.html

     
  7. wendybtn

    wendybtn Active Member

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    So much for saving money and keeping this perp out of state care.
     

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