Murder-suicide victim kept son ‘close to her heart’ as he battled mental illness

Wayland Town Crier 11/19/20: Murder-suicide victim kept son ‘close to her heart’ as he battled mental illness. Cheryl Kane always loved her son, Richard, and was with him as he battled mental health issues his entire life, the family said Thursday On Monday, authorities say Richard Kane, 41, of Natick, shot and killed his mother in the garage at her Adelaide Avenue home and then killed himself. “Her beloved son Richie was always close to her heart, and his lifelong battle with mental health issues never deterred that love,” the family said in a statement.

Wayland Town Crier 11/18/20: Slain Wayland woman Cheryl Kane described as ‘incredible,’ ‘calm,’ ‘a gem’. On the day she was supposed to be honored by the Maynard Board of Selectmen, Cheryl Kane was instead memorialized after she was slain as part of what authorities say is a murder-suicide committed by her son. 11/17/20: Mother and son identified in Wayland apparent murder-suicide. A Natick man allegedly shot his mother to death as she got out of her car upon returning home from work, and then shot himself at her Wayland home Monday night, according to authorities.

Other coverage: 11/16/20: Apparent murder-suicide at Wayland home under investigation. Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Wayland, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday night. Police responded to a report at a residence on Adelaide Avenue by Lake Cochituate in the southern part of Wayland, which is about a half-hour drive west of Boston. They discovered a 68-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man in the garage, who were dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The man’s wound appeared to be self-inflicted, according to authorities.

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