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Detectives in Orlando, Fla., say a suspect is in custody, and this was an isolated incident and that all affected parties are included.
Anthony Todt, the man charged last week with killing his wife, and their three children, a dog and a house in the area of Florida’s walt Disney World was 40 years ago and has witnessed his own father’s attempt to have his mother killed, according to reports.
When he was just 4-years-old, the now 44-year-old physical therapist, had heard his mother scream one night, in March of 1980, when a hitman shot her at their home in Bensalem, Pa., only 19 miles from Philadelphia, the Hartford Courant reported, citing a 1981 Philadelphia Inquirer article.
ANTHONY TODT, THE FATHER IS CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS WIFE AND 3 CHILDREN, AND STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE THE COURT WILL BE IN THE DETAILS ON THE FRAUD PROBE IS CREATED
Loretta Todt had survived the attack, losing her left eye, ” district attorney Alan Rubenstein, who has worked as an assistant to the public prosecutor, during the trial of her husband, Robert Todt, has told the Courant. Robert Todt was tried and later convicted in the attempted murder-for-hire plot against her.
Robert Todt, a special education teacher and wrestling coach at Bensalem high School, was having an affair with a 17-year-old girl who was in love with a nurse of a nearby town, the standard reported, citing court documents, contemporaneous newspaper articles, and Rubenstein.
Anthony Todt, faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of cruelty to animals, police said.
“Here it is, a suburban school teacher who is pretty well respected, and that was only a double and a triple, but it might be a four-fold life,” Rubenstein told the newspaper.
Robert Todt hired a former student to sneak into his house while he was away, and shoot, Loretta, when she was lying in bed, the paper reported.
THE FATHER OF THE MISSING FAMILY, CONFESSED TO KILLING HIS WIFE, 3 CHILDREN AND A DOG IN THE FLORIDA AREA HOME, SHERIFF SAYS
Robert Todt, which is well-founded, his innocence throughout the trial, and was convicted and sentenced on multiple charges, including attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and criminal solicitation, People reported, citing court documents. He served 10 years in prison.
Loretta had faith in her husband’s innocence, but he finally accepted that he was trying to have her killed. She separated from him and moved in with her two children to the World, the standard reported.
Anthony Todt confessed to killing his family in their Celebration, Fla., in the home, the sheriff said last week.
(Osceola County Sheriff’s Office / Megan Todt Facebook)
Anthony Todt confessed to murdering his 42-year-old woman, Megan, and their three children, Alek, 13; Tyler, 11; and Zoe, 4, And Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said Wednesday. He also killed the family dog, Breezy. She had been dead for at least two weeks, and when the bodies were found.
Police have not said how the family was killed, nor have they released a motive.
A FLORIDA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A SUSPECT AFTER 4 BODIES FOUND IN A HOUSE LINKED TO MISSING FAMILY
The killings came as the Todt family has been faced with mounting money problems.
Renovations were under a federal investigation into alleged Medicaid fraud scheme, his own physical therapy practice in Colchester, Conn. – a plan he said was to be used for the payment of debts, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The sheriff said the bodies were kept in the house for at least two weeks. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Separately, the companies owed their creditors about $100,000, according to online court records in New York city.
The family was faced with eviction from their home in Celebration, Fla., for the non-payment of their monthly rent by more than $4,900 in December.
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Todt appeared before the court for the first time on Thursday, and was ordered to be held without bail on four counts of first-degree murder. He is also facing one count of animal cruelty.