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Suspect used knife, hammer to kill 2 Florida boys, says sheriff

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:22:30-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old man who was invited to live on a family’s property in northeast Florida has been charged with the “brutal” premeditated first-degree murders of their two young sons.

The boys' mother found their bodies on Wednesday. Mark Wilson Jr. was arrested late Thursday night.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza said during a Friday morning news conference that Wilson “attacked those two kids without mercy.”

Sheriff H.D. “Gator" DeLoach says investigators found the murder weapons — a knife and hammer.

The boys were 12 and 14 years old. The family had moved to the area 16 days ago.