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911: Man kills daughter who was also his wife after breakup

AP  |  New Milford (US) 

A man killed his wife who was also his daughter and their 7-month-old son and then took his own life after she broke up with him, according to a call.

Steven Pladl's mother called police in to say she'd had a disturbing call from him and to ask officers to check on the well-being of her infant grandson.

The mother told police Pladl said he'd killed his baby in Knightdale, North Carolina, and his 20-year-old daughter and her adoptive father, who were shot in Pladl's mother said he was upset because his daughter had broken up with him. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between and his daughter

"I can't even believe this is happening," said Steven Pladl's mother, whose name was redacted from the recording of the call released by police in Cary,

The woman asked police to check on her grandson, She said had told her that he left a key under the front mat.

"He told me to call the police, that I shouldn't go over there," she said.

Police found the baby dead, alone in the house. Authorities have not said how the baby was killed.

"We're trying to make sense of all the factors that led up to this senseless taking of life," police said.

The call came shortly after witnesses in rural reported hearing what sounded like semi-automatic gunfire Thursday morning. Inside a pickup truck with the window shot out police found the bodies of and her adoptive father, 56-year-old

had contacted his daughter's adoptive family in Wingdale, New York, on Wednesday night and said he would be going to see them, said Shawn Boyne, of police in New Milford, and Fusco were shot as they were out running errands.

Police said later was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a minivan across the state line in Dover,

and had been arrested on incest charges out of Henrico County, Virginia, in January.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 03:35 IST
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