Authorities say husband/father kills wife and child before torching home and killing himself

Alabama

Alabama investigators say a father killed his wife, shot three of his children, set his home on fire, and then killed himself on Saturday, July 7, near Wetumpka.

Authorities say Bob Orsi and his wife Charlene were in the process of divorcing.  Charlene requested custody of their four children, three of whom are triplets, in her court filing.  Investigators also say she accused her husband of abusing drugs.

Sheriff’s deputies say two of the three children, along with a fourth who was not physically harmed, managed to escape the home and call for help.

When authorities arrived, they found the couple and one of the triplets dead.

The two children who were shot were rushed to the hospital for treatment. There’s no word on their conditions.

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