March 29, 2015

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Police: Family dies in murder-suicide

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Tampa Bay area officials say a former Ohio man fatally stabbed his girlfriend, her 9-month old infant son and then himself.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that 28-year-old Jamil Etayem stabbed 23-year-old Roseanna Sanson, and her son, Carter, multiple times.

Etayem and his girlfriend moved to Florida from Ohio in late July. Florida sheriff’s officials could not immediately confirm that Etayem had come from Stark County.

But according to Stark County Board of Elections records, a 28-year-old Jamil Etayem has been a registered voter since July 7, 2008, and lived in Jackson Township.

The bodies were discovered after a concerned citizen called deputies Thursday evening and requested a welfare check at the home, which is in a gated community. When deputies arrived, they discovered the bodies.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis called the scene “horrific.”

Deputies were called to the home twice this summer. Etayem was arrested in late August and charged with one count of domestic battery. He was released from the Hernando County Detention Center the next day after posting bail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.