In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Kassandra Sweeney, a 25-year-old mother from New Hampshire, sent a sweet and loving text message to her husband just minutes before she and her two young sons were allegedly murdered by her teenage brother-in-law.
Police reports indicate that Kassandra Sweeney met her untimely demise on August 3, 2022, at their family home in Northfield, New Hampshire. The accused, now 17-year-old Eric Sweeney, faces three charges of first-degree murder for the deaths of Kassandra and her two sons, Benjamin (4) and Mason (23 months). Additionally, he is charged with falsifying physical evidence, as authorities claim he attempted to dispose of the handgun allegedly used in the crime.
According to Fox News, a haunting detail emerged in the investigation, revealing that just 10 minutes before her death, Kassandra sent a loving text to her husband, Sean Sweeney, through Snapchat. “I hope they make you laugh,” she wrote, accompanied by several pictures and videos of their children.
The chilling text exchanges were disclosed in a 10-page motion filed by the New Hampshire State Attorney’s Office, seeking to maintain Eric’s detention without bail.
Reports suggest that Eric had been residing in the Northfield home with his older brother Sean, Kassandra, and the two young children. Sean had reportedly alerted the police on at least two occasions in the months leading up to the tragic incident, expressing concern about Eric’s suspicious behavior. The first instance occurred in June when Eric allegedly stole Sean’s car, followed by another call the next month, citing Eric’s “strange comments” and the discovery of multiple hidden weapons in the home.
Allegedly fearing for their safety, Sean and Kassandra had attempted to persuade Eric to leave their home. However, on that fateful day, Eric reportedly accessed Sean’s locked safe, took two guns, and allegedly shot Kassandra and the children in the head while Sean was at work.
Eric is now facing trial as an adult, and the details surrounding this horrific family tragedy continue to unfold in the legal proceedings.