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Man fatally shoots wife, step-daughter, himself

September 25, 2018

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his wife and step-daughter before killing himself.

News outlets reports that 53-year-old James Bennett fatally shot 35-year-old Silvana Bennett and 16-year-old Andrea Barberena-Rojas at their Lakewood Ranch home Sunday night.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says an argument turned violent after a birthday party for the couple’s 3-year-old daughter. James Bennett’s 71-year-old mother told investigators she found the bodies after hearing the arguing and gunshots.

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