Posted on Sat, May. 24, 2008
BY DAVID OVALLE
Shortly after he shot and killed his wife and her daughter Friday afternoon, a Hialeah man turned himself in at Miami-Dade police's Northside station, placing his gun on the counter.
''I just killed my wife,'' he told them, according to police.
Police did not release the identities of the 47-year-old man or his victims.
It wasn't clear whether the younger woman killed was his daughter or step-daughter.
A toddler in a separate room inside the house was not harmed, police said.
The couple were in the process of getting divorced, police said. The family had lived in Hialeah before their separation, and the mother moved to Miami to get away from her husband.
Using the excuse that he had to talk about the divorce, the husband entered his wife's house in the late afternoon. The door had been open because of the heat.
Once inside the living room, he shot both women -- who were sitting together on a loveseat -- several times before driving to the station.
''One of the women was holding papers'' that may have been divorce papers, said Miami police spokesman Delrish Moss.
Before arriving, police received a phone call from someone around 7 p.m. saying there was a shooting at 7634 NW Fourth Ave. Miami-Dade police were rushing to the scene the same time the man turned himself in.
Staff writers Jaweed Kaleem and Jose Pagliery contributed to this report.