Man Who Killed 7-Year-Old Son and Wife Had Odd Chat With Neighbor

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
August 17, 2017US News
Man Who Killed 7-Year-Old Son and Wife Had Odd Chat With Neighbor
211 Nautilus Blvd. (Google Maps)

A New Jersey man who killed his 7-year-old son, his wife, and the family dog, had an eerie conversation with his neighbor two days before he committed the double-murder suicide.

Police say the man’s 48-year-old wife, his son, and his Welsh Corgi dog were found dead in their home in Lacey Township in New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from the Lacey Township Police Department.

The man, 51, was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he died of his self-inflicted injuries.

Investigators were still in the home on Thursday. They did not release the names of the dead or the cause of their death.

The family’s neighbor said that the husband had stopped by on Sunday for an awkward drawn out conversation with her, even though they had rarely spoken before that, reported.

“I was out on Sunday night, I was getting the mail, and he came with the dog,” Isabella Carey, the neighbor, said.

“He kept standing there and I’m, like, “Okay, I’m going to go in now’ and he just wanted to talk I guess. Kind of like zoning out,” she added.

“I do think he wanted to talk, but he wasn’t saying anything,” she said.

Carey said that she always saw the boy with his father, but added that she has not seen the boy in a long time. She has lived on Nautilus Boulevard for 12 years, but couldn’t remember ever seeing the boy play with friends.

The police responded to a report of a suspicious event when they found the family dead inside the home at 4:02 p.m., according to authorities.

The Major Crimes Unit, Lacey township police, the country sheriff’s office and the medical examiner are working at the scene to find out what happened.

Lacey Township is about 30 miles east of Philadelphia. (Google Maps)
Lacey Township is about 30 miles east of Philadelphia. (Google Maps)

The family’s single-storey home at 212 Nautilus Blvd. is set back from the street and nearly out of view behind large trees.

“The one thing we can state definitively is that this event is over, contained and presents absolutely no danger to the surrounding community,” Lacey Township Police Chief Michael C. DiBella said in a statement.

“On behalf of The Lacey Township Police Department’s members, Mayor Peter Curatolo, and the entire governing body; we are all deeply saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those that have been touched by this tragedy,” he added.




Teen Charged After Killing Mom’s Abusive Ex-boyfriend


A Bronx high school football player was arrested and charged in the choking death of his mother’s allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend.

Luis Moux, 18, told the New York City Police Department that he held Stanley Washington in a chokehold for two minutes until he “fell asleep,” as reported by the New York Daily News. But that left 43-year-old dead.

Moux said the incident left him with bite marks on his knee and arm.

According to the New York Post, Moux choked the ex-boyfriend after he showed up at their apartment at 4:30 a.m. Monday and started fighting with Moux’s mother. He then started beating her, police said.

Moux, who heard the incident, ran to his mother and saw Washington on top of her. He then wrapped his arm around his neck and tried to pull him off. Washington, at some point, lost consciousness and later died.

Police said that it’s not clear if he choked the man while trying to pull him off the mother or if he pulled him off and then later choked him, the Post reported.

He was arrested on manslaughter charges and appeared in a Bronx criminal court on Tuesday. His lawyer said that he’s innocent and acted in self-defense.

“Some animal tried to hurt his mother and he did what any good young man would do,” Walter Fields said. “This is the kind of kid that we’d all be proud to call our son.”

Moux was released on bail hours later.

Moux’s mother, Lorena Sesma, previously had a restraining order against Washington.

“That man used to beat her constantly,” Moux’s aunt, Angela Carrasquillo, said of Washington. “She always had bruises on her face. He even assaulted my mother before. He punched my mother in the back of the head.”

Police said that Washington has a lengthy rap sheet, with 26 prior arrests.

Sesma confirmed that there had been prior domestic incidents between her and Washington. Police were called in 2014 to break up a dispute between the two. Sources told the Daily News that he beat up Sesma in the past.

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