VIDEO: Rolfe Autopsy Results Announced by AG
Asst. Attorney General Peter Hinkley said Judith Rolfe suffered lacerations and contusions to her brain.
Official cause of death for Judith Rolfe, owner and proprietor of McDonald's Kitchenware store, was multiple blunt impact injuries to her head, according to autopsy results announced Jan. 23 by the State Attorney General's office.
As anticipated, Hinckley announced the manner of death has been declared a homicide.
Rolfe, 66, was found dead inside her Belmont Street home Jan. 19, 2013. Duane Rolfe, 65, Judith Rolfe’s brother, was arrested hours after her body was discovered, charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Simply stated, second-degree murder charges are brought when the act of murder is not deemed premeditated.
Neighbors have said that they saw police escorting a man from the home who was "covered in blood."
Judith and Duane Rolfe lived together for years on Belmont Street, and have no close, immediate relatives in the area. Together they ran McDonald's, a curiosity shop of vintage and hard-to-find housewares on Factory Street.
Duane Rolfe appears on Jan. 22 for an arraignment, and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for January 29, 2013, in Nashua District Court.