Hebb, Doughty expected to be arraigned

May 19, 2017

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Michael Hebb, left, and Wes Doughty are accused in connection with the killing of a Peabody couple.

SALEM Two men facing charges in connection with the February killing of a Peabody couple are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Salem Superior Court.

Wes Doughty, 39, will be arraigned on two counts of murder and rape, attempted arson, carjacking, kidnapping, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Co-defendant, Michael Hebb, 45, will also be arraigned on two counts of accessory after the fact and one count of attempted arson.

The bodies of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and fiancee Jennifer O’Connor, 40, were found in the basement of a Farm Avenue home on Feb. 18. Greenlaw had been shot in the head and O’Connor was stabbed in her neck and torso.

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In addition to being accused of killing the couple, Doughty allegedly raped O’Connor, took steps to set the Farm Avenue house on fire, and carjacked Kenneth Metz, 64, in Middleton days later while on the run, according to law enforcement officials.

Police in South Carolina arrested Doughty on Feb. 24 after questioning him for panhandling. Investigators discovered he was wanted for the Peabody double homicide in Peabody and the carjacking.

Hebb was indicted for two counts of accessory after the fact and one count of attempted arson. Murder charges he was arraigned on Feb. 21 in Peabody District Court have been dismissed.