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Man kills baby he fathered with biological daughter, then kills her before turning the gun on himself

Man kills baby he fathered with biological daughter, then kills her before turning the gun on himself

The authorities believe that Pladl murdered the other 3 and then killed himself because Katie had just broken up with him.

43-year-old Steven Pladl had a baby with his biological daughter in a widely reported case of incest. Now it has been revealed that he killed the infant in North Carolina, murdered his daughter and her adoptive father who were 600 miles away before killing himself.

The authorities in three different states are working around the clock to try figure our the exact timeline of events that led to Pladl killing his 7-month-old boy, his daughter, her adoptive father, and finally, himself.



Pladl was discovered lifeless inside a parked car in Dover, New York, at around 8:40 am on April 12 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

20-year-old Katie Pladl, his biological daughter and the mother of the infant, was found dead alongside her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, in Connecticut. Katie and Steven had also gotten married illegally last year.



CBS17 reported that the infant boy, Bennett, was the result of the incestuous relationship last September. He was found dead at a residence in Knightdale, North Carolina, where the couple used to reside.

Steven Pladl was reported to still be living in the home which is on Earlston Court. 

Local police, who were asked to go to the home and conduct a welfare check at 9 am by Steven's mother, were the ones who found the corpse of the infant. Nobody else was at home. 

It is believed that Pladl first killed Bennett after he picked him up from his mother's house in Cary on April 11. According to WTVR, the grandmother had custody of the child and he was living with her. 

Pladl then drove 600 miles away to New Milford, Connecticut, where he shot dead his daughter, Katie, and her adoptive father as they were sitting in a pickup truck. He then went across the state line and then shot himself.

The authorities believe that Pladl murdered the other 3 and then killed himself because Katie had just broken up with him.

His mother can be heard in the 911 recording saying: "His wife broke up with him yesterday over the phone. She's in New York and he told me he was on his way to her and then he was coming back." 

"He left the baby dead. He told me to call police and that I shouldn't go over there. He said the house is empty and he said he left a key under the front mat." She also said that Steven told her that he had killed Katie and Fusco.

Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps confirmed during a press conference all three murders and Steven Pladl's suicide.

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