The North Carolina man accused of leaving his marriage for his biological daughter, who he later impregnated and married, is now suspected of murdering her, their baby and her adoptive father before killing himself.
Police believe Steven Pladl, 45, committed the triple murder-suicide that spanned several states over the past week.
“This is a tragedy for everyone involved. We are all heartbroken,” Pladl’s attorney Rick Friedman told WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Police first found Pladl’s 20-year-old daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, shot dead in Connecticut. Both were found buckled up in a black pickup truck near an intersection in New Milford. The driver’s side window had been smashed, according to the News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut.
Police said the body of Steven Pladl was found shortly afterward in New York. He died of a gunshot wound.
Hours after those deaths were discovered, 7-month-old Bennet – the son of Steven and Katie – was
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In a trial for a man accused of killing his newly adopted 18-month-old baby, a pediatrician explained that the toddler was likely thrown against a wall or a hard floor.
Elsie Scully-Hicks was killed in May 2016. Fitness instructor Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, has been charged with killing her.
According to The Guardian, Dr. Stephen Rose gave testimony on Thursday, detailing the injuries Elsie suffered. In addition to being shaken violently, Rose said she was likely “rocked backwards and forwards so that her head was flexed down onto her chest and flexed backwards.”
He said that damage probably caused her brain to bleed. “This mechanism would then cause the subdural bleeding, or the bleeds around the brain, and the retinal hemorrhages and also it would cause her to stop breathing,” Rose said to the jury.
The 18-month old also suffered a skull fracture.
“There must have been a cause of the fracture, skull fractures don’t
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