Man pleads not guilty in slaying of mother, grandmother
Allegedly admitted he slit their throats
A 23-year-old man was ordered held without bail after his arraignment today in Lynn District Court on charges that he murdered his mother and grandmother Tuesday. Joseph Wright of Lynn is charged with killing his mother, Donna Breau, 54, and his grandmother, Melba Trahant, 83, in their Sheridan Street triple-decker. Judge James L. Lamothe Jr. set a probable cause hearing for May 29. Defense attorney John Morris said after the hearing that he had talked to his client numerous times since his arrest and would seek to get a psychiatric specialist to perform a mental evaluation of his client. The bodies of the two women were found Tuesday morning at a Saugus elementary school.