LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police have charged a man in connection with a break-in, murder and assault on Monday in Lowell.
Hoeup Honn, 38, allegedly broke into the Queen Street home of a woman he knows. According to police, Honn attacked the first floor tenant, a man in his 50s, before sexually assaulting the woman.
The woman used a neighbor's phone to call the police once Honn fell asleep, according to the District Attorney's office.
“I can honestly say he was a good man, good father, more importantly he was a great grandfather,” said Sam Sok, a family friend told WBZ-TV. “This is sad because it’s taken a hit on the community.”
The community and family of the victim lit incense in his memory.
"It's senseless, I don't get it there's a police station right down the street," Sok said. "Maybe more patrols, maybe have a bike patrol...just something with the neighborhood."
Honn is charged with kidnapping, aggravated rape, and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. He will be arraigned Tuesday in Lowell District Court.
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