Deerfield, Mass. – The man accused of killing his mother and stepfather will have his first court appearance today in Massachusetts.
Anthony Repp, 22, will appear before a judge in Deerfield, Mass. for beating his mother and stepfather to death in their Schaghticoke home.
Police received a call for a violent domestic situation in Schaghticoke around 8 p.m. July 4. When they arrived to the scene at 1445 Route 40, they found 62-year-old Michael Matala deceased outside of the home. 58-year-old Cynthia Matala was found inside the residence with severe trauma. Cynthia was taken to Albany Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries Friday night.
According to autopsy reports, both Michael and Cynthia died from skull fractures as a result of blunt force trauma.
Repp escaped the area Thursday by jumping onto a freight train. He was discovered as a stowaway early Friday morning in Deerfield, Mass. and reportedly told police he was wanted for a crime in New York.
Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally says the hearing in Deerfield will determine if Repp will waive his extradition rights. If he does, then he will be returned to New York as soon as possible. If Repp fights extradition, it could take a few days before he is formally charged in Rensselaer County.
McNally says Repp will be charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder once he is returned to Rensselaer County.
Repp was a 2009 graduate of Hoosic Valley High School. The motive for the killings is still unclear.