October 28, 2020

Police find 3 children killed, father hanged in Puerto Rico

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police-investigation_p3From Caribbean News Service

SAN JUAN, , Nov 03 2016 — Three young children were killed and their father was found hanged in an apparent murder-suicide in southern Puerto Rico, police said Wednesday.

Police found the bodies of two girls and a boy inside a home in the coastal city of Ponce after receiving a call about a man who took his own life, Officer Mayra Ayala told The Associated Press. Police said the children were 6, 8 and 10 years old and apparently were asphyxiated. They identified the father as 50-year-old Erick Seguinot.

Police chief told reporters that the man had been charged with domestic violence and was out on bond in a case involving the children’s . The man had a hearing later this month and had been ordered to wear an ankle monitor.

Caldero said the children’s mother was traveling outside of Puerto Rico and that a recent protection order did not prohibit Seguinot from being with his children. Officials said the mother is apparently from Brazil.

, director of the school that the children attended, said in a statement that they were excellent students who were fluent in three languages and radiated happiness. They were in first, third and fifth grade.

For more on this story go to: http://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/police-find-3-children-killed-father-hanged-in-puerto-rico/

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