The Washington Post

Venezuelan man killed son and self, police say


A businessma­n who was facing conviction on bribery charges linked to Venezuela’s state oil company killed his 3-year-old son before fatally shooting himself in a luxury condominiu­m in Miami, police said.

The bodies of José Manuel González Testino, 53, and his son, José Manuel González, were found Wednesday night at a Coconut Grove condominiu­m during a wellness check.

González Testino controlled multiple internatio­nal and U.S.based companies, and in 2019 pleaded guilty in federal courts in South Texas for his role in a bribery scheme involving Venezuelan state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela and its subsidiari­es, according to the U.S. Justice Department. His sentencing was scheduled for the end of March in federal court in Houston.

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