Athol man accused of killing 10-year-old in 2013

Local and state police investigated the murder case

ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) – A 30-year-old man from Athol was indicted on a murder charge Friday by a Franklin County Grand Jury.

According the Northwestern District Attorney Spokesperson Mary Carey, the grand jury indicted Christopher Vinsant on one count of murder in connection with the July 10, 2013 death of 10-year-old Isaiah Buckner of Athol.

Carey said, “Buckner was in Vinsant’s care, when he was rushed to the hospital with abdominal trauma, from which he later died.”

Athol Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Northwestern DA’s office investigated the murder case.

Vinsant will be held until his arraignment next week at Franklin Superior Court in Greenfield.