A Vigil To Be Held In Rockport To Remember Murder Victim

Rockport, Maine (WABI) A vigil will be held in Rockport Thursday to remember murder victim Buffy Krause.

Her 22-year-old son, Orion Krause, is charged with killing her, his grandparents, and a caregiver, Bertha Mae Parker, who lived with the couple in their Groton Massachusetts home.

The district attorney says the victims appeared to have died of blunt force trauma....Krause has been ordered to undergo an exam to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Krause and his mother lived in Rockport.

The candlelight vigil will take place on Beech Hill at 6:30 Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the Krause family has released a statement through an attorney that says the following.

"Members of the Krause family want to express their deepest sympathies to the family of Bertha Mae Parker. They know too well the pain they are experiencing today. They are also grateful to all who have shown them compassion and support including, particularly, the people of Groton and the Groton Police Department."

The family says they are also appreciative of the support they've received in Rockport and they ask for privacy during this difficult time.