Keeping Murder in the Family
Ancient mythology proves that parricide isn’t anything new. Lizzie Borden proves that it isn’t new to our region. But Joel Beaulieu’s alleged patricide and attempted matricide in Tiverton has come mere months after the sentencing of James Soares across the bay in Warren for the same crime, and a mere two years after the act itself.
Both are men in their twenties still living with their parents. Both are described as showing little emotion. Soares’s case involves drugs and a live-in girlfriend. Details on Beaulieu are still sparse. Two unusual murders of this sort does not necessarily a trend make, even when they occur in such proximity. But it is eerie and should make us wonder whether we’re witnessing further evidence that something grievous in our culture needs correcting.