DAILYKENN.com -- It's never too late to hate, it seems.
Reports say 59-year-old Smith Rivera confessed to killing his wife. The couple had a 21-year-old son who was also killed by Rivera, according to police.
“An arrest affidavit said Smith Rivera drove to the scene as investigators searched the house, got out of his car and told a deputy, 'I shot my wife,'” according to orlandosentinel.com.
Rivera is also accused of shooting a man who lived in the house with the couple.
“The man — whose name was redacted in the arrest report — told investigators Rivera then fired multiple shots at him and chased him out of the house,” the news report said.
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A Florida man who relatives reportedly suspect was depressed over the coronavirus pandemic fatally shot his wife and 21-year-old son, sheriff officials said.
Smith Rivera, 59, of Orlando, is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder after confessing to a deputy in the early Sunday shooting, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
“I shot my wife,” Rivera said of his 57-year-old partner, Jodie, according to the report.
Rivera also allegedly admitted to investigators that he gunned down his 21-year-old son, Matthew, WESH reported. The father of three had been depressed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his sister told the station.
Rivera allegedly fired shots at a second son as well, but he managed to escape the family’s home unharmed, the station reported.
Both Jodie and Matthew were pronounced dead at the scene, where Smith returned as deputies searched the residence, sheriff officials said.
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