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Mom & Dad May Have Pre-Planned the Wilmington Murder-Suicide

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More details have come out regarding the fax the now-identified Ervin Antonio Lupoe allegedly sent before killing his family and committing suicide. "The letter faxed to KABC indicated, for example, that there was agreement between husband and wife that killing the family was the best course of action, suggesting the possibility that both adults planned the slayings in advance," the LA Times reported.

What makes the story confusing is that when the husband called 911 directly, he said he had walked into house finding all his family members dead. Police are reviewing all the evidence to rule out all the possibilities, though. The five children, wife and father were all found dead when police arrived on scene this morning during the 8 a.m. hour.