No bail for man and woman accused of Orange murder

Hart and Smith are accused of murdering Thomas Harty

ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – No bail for a man and a woman from Athol accused of killing a 95-year-old man during a home invasion in Orange last week.

23-year-old Joshua Hart and 27-year-old Brittany Smith both pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, home invasion and armed robbery at their Orange District Court arraignments Friday.

Hart and Smith are accused of murdering Thomas Harty and critically wounding his wife Joanna Fisher in their home last Wednesday. According to newly released documents, Thomas Harty was stabbed and suffocated, and his wife was tortured for hours.

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