Teen murder-sui­cide sus­pected in 5 deaths

Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAY BRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

NEW YORK — The deaths of a mother and four chil­dren in a torched Staten Is­land apart­ment were be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as a pos­si­ble mur­der­sui­cide com­mit­ted by one of the chil­dren, a trou­bled 14year-old boy with a his­tory of set­ting fires, po­lice said. Most of the vic­tims’ throats were slit, in­clud­ing that of the teen. A straight ra­zor was dis­cov­ered un­der­neath his body, po­lice said.

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