What we know about the suspects in the Peabody slaying

Michael Hebb (left) and Wes Doughty.
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Michael Hebb (left) and Wes Doughty.

Two suspects have been named in the slaying of a Peabody couple over the weekend.

The bodies of Jennifer O’Connor, 40, and Mark Greenlaw, 37, were found in their home. Police had to request X-ray equipment to help make an accurate count.

Here’s what we know about the two suspects named in the crime:

Michael Hebb, 45, of Peabody

Michael Hebb (center) was arraigned Tuesday morning in the Peabody double murder.
Michael Hebb (center) was arraigned Tuesday morning in the Peabody double murder.


Status: Hebb was arrested Monday without incident and charged with killing the couple. He was arraigned on Tuesday morning, and had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf. He didn’t speak during his brief arraignment, and his defense attorney agreed to have Hebb held without bail.

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In March 2016, Hebb was summoned to court on a charge of driving with a suspended license after an officer saw him pull into the driveway at 19 Farm Ave. and go inside the property, records show. The charge was later dismissed.

Hebb’s criminal history goes back to the 1980s and includes arrests for drug and assault offenses, court records show.

What’s next: A probable cause hearing is scheduled for March 28.

Wes Doughty

Wes Doughty
Wes Doughty.

Status: Though state troopers and Peabody police have been searching for him since Saturday, Doughty is still on the loose as of Tuesday afternoon. He’s considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. He faces two counts of murder, the DA’s office said.


Court records show Doughty had some previous contact with police. He was convicted in 2005 of leaving the scene of property damage and reckless operation of a motor vehicle after crashing into two parked vehicles in Danvers the year before. A judge sentenced Doughty to probation.