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Family seeks justice after mother and 3 kids murdered in West Brookfield

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WEST BROOKFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

New information in the investigation surrounding the murders of a West Brookfield mother and her three children.

The husband and father's sister, Rachaul Bermudez, sat down for a video call with Western Mass News on Friday. 

Bermudez is speaking out now nearly two months after her sister-in-law Sara Bermudez and three young children were found dead in their West Brookfield home.

She said the family continues to seek justice.
 
Sara Bermudez and her three children, 8-year-old Madison, 6-year-old James, and 2-year-old Michael, were found dead in their West Brookfield home on March 1.

She leaves behind her husband and the father to their children, Moses Bermudez.

Moses's sister, Rachaul Bermudez, lives in Florida and spoke to Western Mass News on a video call. 

"I'm afraid to see my brother cry," said  Rachaul Bermudez. 
 
Rachaul was in Massachusetts this week for the pre-trial hearing of 31-year-old Mathew Locke, who is accused of misleading police in the investigation.

Locke is a cousin of Moses and Rachaul.

"It was a shame that he's still in jail for speculation," said Bermudez.
 
According to court documents obtained by Western Mass News, Locke indicated that members of the gang MS-13 were responsible for the murders.

Because of that statement, authorities charged Locke with misleading a police investigation.

Rachaul said it would be terrifying to discover her cousin had anything to do with the murders.

"I was only close with him when I was a kid when I was 4 to 6 years old. I don't know him as a man," said Rachaul. 
 
She said she is focused on the well being of her brother.

"He's just overwhelmed. He's got so much to do and so much to think about. I said to him, even for me it hurts to think about Sara and the kids because every time I think about them I start crying and can't hold it in," Bermudez added. 
 
Now, she's seeking justice.
 
"I just want the person caught. I want at least for my brother to have closure. I'm just ashamed of the silence," Bermudez continued. 
 
Rachaul said her brother is planning to go see Sara's family in El Salvador.

Meanwhile, Locke awaits his next court hearing at the end of May.

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