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    Teen accused in fatal stabbing of siblings due in court

    October 18, 2017

    This Oct. 17, 2017 photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shows Malik Vincent Murphy, who was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his younger brother and sister and also attacking his father in their Colorado home. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father is due to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

    According to court documents, Malik Vincent Murphy told investigators that he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house. He allegedly bought a knife several months ago with the plan of killing his entire family and burying the bodies in the backyard.

    Officers were called to the home early Tuesday and tried to save Murphy’s 5-year-old sister and 7-year-brother but they later died at the hospital.

    The father, Jefferson Murphy, told investigators he was sleeping in his bedroom with his wife when he heard screaming in the basement. He said the teen had previously talked about killing his family.

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