Monday, 18 March 2019 19:38

Father killed baby in Presque Isle murder-suicide, police say Featured

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PRESQUE ISLE - A public safety department spokesman said the victim of a Presque Isle murder-suicide was a baby boy.

The incident happened late Saturday night at a home on Reach Road.

Authorities said Matthew Leavitt, 35, shot and killed his 14-month-old son.

Police said Leavitt then shot and killed himself.

Autopsies were conducted Monday in Augusta.

According to the state medical examiner's office, both died from a single gunshot wound.

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