Family member accused of misleading police in West Brookfield murder case

(Western Mass News photo)

New details are emerging about the man accused of misleading police in their investigation of the murders of a mother and three kids in West Brookfield.

Sgt. Joel Davis with the Maine State Fire Marshal's office told Western Mass News that 31-year-old Mathew Locke was convicted of arson in that state.

The agency noted that Locke set a mobile home on fire back in 2010 and pleaded guilty to arson.

In Massachusetts, Locke is accused of lying to police, allegedly telling them members of a gang were to blame for the murders of Sara Bermudez and three children - Madison, 8, James, 6, and Michael, 2 - earlier this month.

Locke is related to the family.

To be clear, no arrests have been made in connection with the murders.

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