Police: Boyfriend beat girlfriend, 2 children to death in Brooklyn, kills himself - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Police: Boyfriend beat girlfriend, 2 children to death in Brooklyn, kills himself

Updated:
NEW YORK (AP) The decayed bodies of a woman, her two children and her boyfriend were found inside their apartment Sunday after a foul odor drifted into the hallway, police said.

Investigators said they think Hector Viera, 34, beat the family to death with a baseball bat before killing himself in their Brooklyn apartment. He was found with a drug needle stuck in his arm, police said. Autopsies were scheduled.

Neighbors said Viera was abusive and had lived with Haydee Soto, 42, and her children, John Borday, 15, and Valerie Rivera, 13, for more than a year.

"I just heard the kids screaming sometimes when they used to fight," said Victor Vasquez, a close friend of Soto.

Vasquez said he had last seen the victims around Thanksgiving Day. He said he had knocked on their door during the last few days but received no answer and assumed they were out of town.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.