Florida man, 59, ‘depressed from coronavirus’ shoots dead his wife and son, 21, and attempts to kill his other son before turning himself in

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Deputies arrived at the family's home in Orlando on Sunday to find the mother and son dead

 

  • Smith Rivera charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder
  • Rivera is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Jodi, and son Matthew, 21, and firing on another son 
  • Rivera’s sister told news outlets her brother has been depressed because of coronavirus pandemic  

A Florida man has been arrested after deputies say he shot and killed his wife and grown son, and fired on his other son, before confessing to the double murder.

A sister of the suspect, identified as 59-year-old Smith Rivera, a married father-of three, told local media outlets that her brother has been depressed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 11600 block of Darlington Drive after receiving a call about a shooting at 1.15am on Sunday.

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Smith Rivera
Smith Rivera, 59 (left), has been charged with allegedly shooting and killing his wife, Jodi, and their 21-year-old son, Matthew (right)

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Smith Rivera's sister said her brother has a problem with alcohol and that he has been depressed because of COVID-19
Smith Rivera’s sister said her brother has a problem with alcohol and that he has been depressed because of COVID-19

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Jodi Rivera and Matthew Rivera

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One of the couple's three sons wrote on Facebook the 56-year-old woman was a cancer survivor
Rivera returned to the crime scene and told deputies, ‘I shot my wife.’ One of the couple’s three sons wrote on Facebook the 56-year-old woman was a cancer survivor

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Rivera returned to the crime scene and told deputies, 'I shot my wife'
Rivera returned to the crime scene and told deputies, ‘I shot my wife.’ One of the couple’s three sons wrote on Facebook the 56-year-old woman was a cancer survivor


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