Man kills wife, stepkids, self; spares own kids


RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida man spared his two biological children when he fatally shot his estranged wife and four stepchildren early Monday before turning the gun on himself, police said. Seven children were inside the home when Patrick Dell, 41, shot Natasha Whyte-Dell, 36, and her four children, who were all pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old at the home was brought to the hospital. Neighbors said Dell was kicked out of a club Sunday night because he was drunk and making threats. It was unclear if the threats were directed at his family.

 

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