Boyfriend arrested in Sutton woman’s beating death

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A Sutton woman was found beaten to death at the home she shared with her boyfriend. Credit: Metro Photo Archive

A 60-year-old Sutton woman was beaten to death over the weekend, and her live-in boyfriend was arrested in connection with the killing.

Colleen Butler was found dead at the couple’s home, at 30 Torrey Road, the Worcester Telegram reports. Police responded to the home, located near King’s Family Campground, after receiving a 911 call from the boyfriend.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office said in a statement on Saturday that Butler’s boyfriend, Thomas O. Starefos, 49, was arrested at the home when police arrived.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Starefos will appear in Uxbridge District Court on Monday to face charges of manslaughter and domestic assault.

Between 2003 and Dec. 31, 2012, data collected by the Massachusetts Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence counted 266 victims of domestic violence-related homicide and an additional 74 deaths of perpetrators of domestic violence-related homicide in Massachusetts.

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