Sheffield community coming together for candlelight vigil

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Tonight the Sheffield community  mourned together, as they remembered those who lost their lives last week.

In honor of Justine Wilbur and her family, at candlelight vigil was held near the Sheffield Town Hall. Friends, family, and neighbors sang together as they lit lanterns. 

One of Justine Wilbur’s closest friends and neighbors helped organize the event.

The community is still in shock over what happened.


Last Wednesday, emergency crews were called to respond to a fire at the home of Justine Wilbur and Luke Karpinski of Sheffield.

When they arrived, they found the couple and their 3 young children dead inside their home. Investigators are calling it an apparent murder-suicide and said Karpinski is the assailant.

Massachusetts authorities have confirmed that accelerant and propane tanks were used to start the house fire. A motive and the family’s autopsy results have yet to be released.

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