ARLINGTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- An Arlington woman and her twin infant sons were allegedly killed by the woman's husband and the babies' father.
Autopsies have been scheduled for Scott Jones, 43; Mei Kum Jones, 43; and Colt and Cameron Jones. The family was found dead in their 45 Newland Road apartment by police who had been called by a neighbor to check on their well-being on Monday.
A FOX 25 source said the infants' throats had been slashed and Mei Kum Jones had been strangled, allegedly by Scott Jones. On Thursday a source told reporter Ted Daniel the crime scene inside the apartment was gruesome and the weapon involved was some sort of cutting tool. The source indicated the incident was an apparent murder-suicide.
Investigators haven't yet said how the family died, however, only that the means and manner of death would be determined by a medical examiner.
"This is obviously a very troubling, very tragic situation," said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. Ryan indicated the twins were a week away from the first birthdays.
Neighbors said the couple may have been having some marital problems.
On Tuesday, FOX 25 learned more about Scott Jones through court documents.
In 2010, police were called to the couple's home after Jones called Mei and threatened to commit suicide. He reportedly said he wanted to "be at peace" and instructed Mei to give his belongings to an ex-wife.
Police were able to trace his cell phone to Saugus and located him a short time later. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.
Court documents show that in October Jones sued his former employer, LifeLine Ambulance, where he had worked since 2009. He claimed that he was fired in February for warning officials that some medical devices were malfunctioning, and that EMTs could possibly gain access to powerful narcotics.
In the lawsuit, Jones' lawyer said he had been a licensed paramedic since 1997, when he received his associates' degree in paramedic from Massachusetts Bay Community College. He also received a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in 2000 and had worked for Boston-area hospitals and Action Ambulance Service from 1998 to 2002, and again from 2003 to 2007.
According to a statement from Action Ambulance, Jones was recognized in 2001 by the American Ambulance Association along with some coworkers with the Star of Life award for their response to the mass shooting at Edgewater Technology, Inc. in Wakefield in 2000.
"We knew him as a friend and paramedic, but have not been in contact with him since 2007," the statement read.
Court documents also show that Jones was married previously and had two children from that marriage, a boy and a girl, both under 11-years-old.