Mother, toddler killed, father injured in apparent murder-suicide in Florida

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March 11 (UPI) — A woman and her 1-year-old daughter were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Florida Saturday, authorities said.

Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias, 27, was found in critical condition in Ocala National Forest after he shot and killed Jessica Johnson, 32, and their 1-year-old daughter, Gabriela Farias, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies said.

Johnson and Gabriela sustained gunshot wounds, and Farias was found with an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” Marion County Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Bloom said.

Farias was taken to a hospital where he remained in critical conditionSunday.

“If he does survive, he will be looking at at least a double homicide charge, and as the investigation develops, possibly more,” said Bloom.

Deputies were first called to the scene when a passerby found the victims at 10:52 a.m.

Detectives believe the incident to be isolated and aren’t searching for any suspects.


  1. Why do these POS men have to take out their families especially their kids then half heartedly attemp suicide? Just take your life and let your family live for petes sake


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