NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Two suspects in the killing of a 95-year-old Massachusetts man who were captured in Virginia are on their way back to their home state.

A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney said Wednesday that 23-year-old Joshua Hart and 27-year-old Brittany Smith waived rendition in a Virginia courtroom and are scheduled to be arraigned on murder and other charges in Massachusetts on Friday.

The Athol (ATH’-uhl), Massachusetts, residents are suspects in a home invasion last week in the adjacent town of Orange that left Thomas Harty dead and his 77-year-old wife, Joanna Fisher, in the hospital.

The suspects were caught Saturday in a rental truck outside a Wal-Mart in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive.

It wasn’t immediately known if the suspects have attorneys.

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