It started with Police stopping a car over a broken taillight and ended with the discovery of 3 dead bodies.
Massachusetts authorities made the shocking discovery after attempting to pull over Stewart Weldon (40), after noticing his taillight was broken. It’s alleged he tried to avoid Police and a brief pursuit took place, ending when he allegedly crashed into a police cruiser.
According to Mass LIVE, court documents reveal a female was in the passenger side of the vehicle who was “extremely distraught … and crying uncontrollably”. She told police he had been holding her captive for a month at the home.
“Thank you for saving my life,” the woman told officers, according to a police report also obtained by MassLive.com. “I never thought I would get away.”
According to PEOPLE, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni briefed reporters on the grisly discovery, but did not disclose the ages, genders, or identities of the deceased people.
Authorities in Massachusetts may have caught a suspected serial killer after discovering three bodies buried in a man's yard. @MorganRadford reports on the ongoing investigation pic.twitter.com/MV2mipyVJS
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 2, 2018
Weldon has been charged with armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, threat to commit a crime, resisting arrest, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, and failing to stop for police after a woman who was in his car at the time of the crash alleged to police he had held her against her will for a month, physically assaulting her with a hammer and raping her.
The alleged victim is being treated at a local hospital for a number of injuries, including a possibly fractured jaw, stab wounds to her abdomen, a leg infection and wounds inflicted with a blunt object, the outlet reports.
Weldon is being held on $1 million bail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.