After Groton killings, vigil planned in Maine

Groton-09/12/17-A note was left with a boquet of flowere at the driveway entrance to the home where Orion Krause killed his mother, a caretaker and his grandparents. A makeshift memorial of flowers graced the driveway. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
A note and flowers left at the home where Orion Krause allegedly killed his mother, his grandparents, and a caretaker.

ROCKPORT, Maine — A vigil is being held in Maine to honor a woman whose son is charged with killing her and three others.

The candlelight vigil for 60-year-old Elizabeth Krause will take place Thursday evening in Rockport, where she and her 22-year-old Orion Krause, lived.

Elizabeth Krause, known by her nickname Buffy, was bludgeoned to death in Groton, Massachusetts, along with her parents, 85-year-old Elizabeth Lackey and 89-year-old Frank Lackey III, and their caregiver, 68-year-old Bertha Mae Parker.


Orion Krause, who’s charged in the killings, is being held at Bridgewater State Hospital pending a competency hearing.

The Krause family issued a statement expressing condolences to Parker’s family, thanking people in Rockport and Groton for support, and asking for privacy.