Police Search Scene Of Weekend Triple Murder In Montco

GULPH MILLS, Pa. (CBS) – Montgomery County, Pa. detectives have executed a search warrant at the Upper Merion home where a 23-year-old man is accused of murdering his mother, father, and twin brother over the weekend (see previous stories).

According to court documents, detectives were looking for personal computers and medical and mental health records related to Joseph McAndrew, as they continue to try to shed light on why he allegedly stabbed three family members to death inside their Holstein Road home.

Court documents reveal that detectives spoke with a family friend who told them that McAndrew was somewhat paranoid and believed his brother James was hacking into his computer.

Another friend told police that McAndrew had become distraught over the recent breakup of an online relationship with a girl from Argentina.

Authorities were also looking for a book dealing with schizophrenia.

McAndrew remains behind bars without bail. It’s believed he is making arrangements for a public defender.
Meanwhile, prosecutors will need to decide in the future whether to seek the death penalty.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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One Comment

  1. Sad Coworker says:

    Bernard – I understand your comment may have been made with genuine concern, but it also comes off as “know it all” when you know nothing. I worked with Mrs. McAndrew and she was very kind and loving, I believe she would have done the best she could for her sons. Also, there is much difficulty surrounding mental illness, we just don’t know much about it or its treatment. Please think of who you might hurt before posting again. Thank you.

    Sad Coworker

  2. Kevin McAndrew says:

    It is unfortunate that you think you have any idea as to what help Joe has had. Nobody saw this coming.

  3. Bernard says:

    It’s unfortunate the young man didn’t get help for his mental condition before he had a chance to commit this terrible crime.

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