Father dead, son in custody in Weymouth
WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- A man is facing a murder charge after allegedly killing his father on a Weymouth street Monday.
Neighbors said they often saw 20-year-old Michael Beaudry as he appears in Facebook pictures; walking the streets with friends in military uniforms, Nazi uniforms, even face paint and a swastika on his sleeve.
But it was much more troubling scene on the street outside Beaudry's home Monday after a neighbor recalled hearing screams.
“I looked out the window and a kid was holding his father’s head on the ground,” said Tommy Antonowicz, a neighbor. “I ran over there and there was blood pouring of his head…big cut this way, over the top. He’s saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to do it. I didn’t mean to do it. Please, please don’t die, don’t die.’ He was very distraught. Very, very upset.”
Police say Michael Beaudry had beaten his 58-year-old father, Ronald, unconscious. Evidence markers scattered in the area marked items including a three-foot PVC pipe, camouflage hat, a small propane cylinder, a flannel shirt and a leather satchel or tool bag.
Neighbors said Michael Beaudry's fondness for dressing up and going off into the woods with friends to shoot guns and play army didn't seem scary.
Police said they have had some dealings with him before.
“At least two occasions over the past two years. None of them gave rise to a criminal activity,” said Chief Richard Grimes, Weymouth Police Department.
Michael Beaudry will be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court.