Joseph Webster

Joseph WebsterName: Joseph Webster
Died: March 13, 2012
Age at death: 19
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: Northboro, Rhode Island, USA

Details:
Joseph Webster was barely into adulthood, planning to start work at his uncle's bakery, and one day he wanted to take over for his father at the family barber shop. He was a kind young man who always thought the best of others; he habitually helped others in any way he could. One day, he gave a ride to two people he thought were friends. He was wrong.

His family grew worried when Joseph stayed away overnight, something he hadn't done before. Even more worrying was the fact that Joseph was an insulin-dependent diabetic and he hadn't taken enough insulin with him. A missing persons report resulted in the discovery of a bloody motel room where a couple had been staying. Joseph had last been seen entering the motel–but he had not come out. The couple who had been living in the motel room were arrested after trying to sell Joseph's car.

Joseph's body was finally found in a storage container. He had been stabbed to death.

The killers pled guilty, one to murder and the other to manslaughter, and received sentences of 28-30 years and 18-20 years respectively.

References:
Assault suspects hear charges; Family awaits word on fate of missing autistic man.
Investigators: Northborough Motel 6 Room Was Bloody
Joseph Webster: Body of autistic teen found in storage container
Details emerge in Joseph Webster case
Suspects in autistic man’s March killing arraigned
CBS Boston: Joseph Webster
Providence man pleads guilty in slaying of autistic man
Second Person Sentenced in Northborough Motel Murder

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