Watch CBS News

Christopher Keeley, charged with murdering Carl and Vicki Mattson in Marshfield; held without bail

Marshfield murder suspect pleads not guilty
Marshfield murder suspect pleads not guilty 02:11

MARSHFIELD -- Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Keeley was held on bail after facing murder charges in Plymouth District Court on Friday. Keeley was arrested in Florida two weeks ago. 

According to police, Keeley brutally murdered Carl and Vicki Mattson in their Marshfield home. Keeley was an acquaintance of the couple and lived with them occasionally.   

Keeley pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder.

Christopher Keeley in court Tiffany Chan/WBZ-TV

The Mattsons, who were 70 years old, were found stabbed and bludgeoned in their Gotham Hill Drive house during a well-being check on November 29. 

A search for Keeley was launched a day later. 

He was arrested in Miami Beach after police responded to a call for an aggravated battery. Police there believe Keeley was also involved in an attack that left a man in critical condition with a head injury. 

"Buddy and Vicki were taken from us way too soon, in a manner that they never deserved," the Mattson family said in a statement Friday. "As we wander down this path of grief and anger, we lean on our faith that justice for Buddy and Vicki will be served, both in this lifetime and beyond." 

Kelley's next court appearance is scheduled for February 28, 2023. 

"People want to be safe," Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said. "People want to be secure in their homes and that's why you should know that police did a tremendous job in getting this individual, bringing him back here so he'll have a just day in court."

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.