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Ex-Shreveporter's 9-year-old son among four killed in suspected murder-suicide in FL

Florida authorities are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that claimed four lives, including the 9-year-old son of a former Shreveport man. (Source: WFTV) Florida authorities are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that claimed four lives, including the 9-year-old son of a former Shreveport man. (Source: WFTV)
Brevard County, Fla., authorities say 39-year-old Tony Hughes killed his wife, 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes, her sister and his 9-year-old stepson Sebastian Meachum then sailed out to sea and killed himself. (Source: Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff's Office) Brevard County, Fla., authorities say 39-year-old Tony Hughes killed his wife, 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes, her sister and his 9-year-old stepson Sebastian Meachum then sailed out to sea and killed himself. (Source: Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff's Office)
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Florida authorities are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that claimed four lives. 

And a man who recently moved from Shreveport to Arkansas is learning his 9-year-old son is among those who were killed.

Brevard County, Fla., authorities say 39-year-old Tony Hughes killed his wife, 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes, her sister and his 9-year-old stepson Sebastian Meachum then sailed out to sea and killed himself.

Meachum's biological father, Chad Meachum, told KSLA News 12 that authorities in Florida found the bodies of his ex-wife, her sister and his son in of a home that had been set on fire Sunday morning. 

"It's a terrible thing," Brevard County Sheriff's Office spokesman Todd Goodyear told WFTV. 

"I'd hate to be a parent or relative of this child and have this news delivered to me that my relative died in this manner."

Neighbor Theresa Bryan told the TV station: "It's horrible. It just sends chills through me to think anybody would do anything like that to anybody, let alone a young child."

Witnesses told deputies there some recent episodes of domestic violence involving the couple. 

Autopsies on the victims are underway, authorities said.

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