Man Kills Wife And Son With Crossbow Then Kills Himself

Investigators are trying to determine why a Weston man killed his wife and one son at home with a crossbow, drove to Tallahassee to try to murder another son, then died after apparently slicing his own neck in a north Florida motel room.

All they know is that Pedro Maldonado, 53, seemed to be worried about his family’s finances and that their visas had expired, opening the possibility of deportation to Ecuador, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The murders of Monica Narvaez-Maldonado, 47, and Pedro Jose Maldonado Jr., 17, shocked the residents of the Courtyard at the Grove development in Weston and the student body of nearby Cypress Bay High School, where the younger Maldonado was a senior and lead drummer for the school band.

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