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FOX19.com Special Coverage: Tragedy In Mason

The Veillette Family / Courtesy Le Journal De Montreal The Veillette Family / Courtesy Le Journal De Montreal

FOX19.com's extended coverage of the tragedy in Mason, Ohio, where a father is accused of stabbing and killing his wife, then lighting his home on fire, killing his four children.

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The suspect:

Michel Veillette, age 34. He faces four counts of aggravated murder, one count of murder and one count of aggravated arson. Neighbors say Michel traveled a lot and for his job of designing auto engines and he was only home a few days a month.

Veillette committed suicide by handing himself inside of his Warren County Jail cell in the early morning of Tuesday, April 15.

 

The victims:

Nadya Ferrari-Veillette, age 33. Investigators say Nadya was stabbed and found dead at the scene. The Warren County Coroner's Office says she died of multiple stab wounds. She was an employee at Colors Cafe.

 

Marguerite Veillette, age 8. Investigators say Marguerite was pulled from the home taken to Bethesda Hospital, where she later died of her injuries. Her cause of death has been ruled as smoke inhalation from carbon monoxide and possibly other gases. She had burns on 90 percent of her body. She was a third grader at Mason Heights Elementary School and attended John Robert Powers in Cincinnati because she was interested in pursuing a career in acting or modeling.

 

Vincent Veillette, age 4. Investigators say Vincent was pulled from the home and taken to Bethesda Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. His cause of death has been ruled as smoke inhalation from carbon monoxide and possibly other gases. He had burns on 10 percent of his body.  He was a preschool student at Mason Early Childhood Center.

 

Jacob Veillette, age 2: Investigators say Jacob died at the scene of smoke inhalation from carbon monoxide. 

 

Mia Veillette, age 2: Investigators say Mia was pulled from the home and taken to Bethesda Hospital, where she later died of her injuries. Her cause of death has been ruled as smoke inhalation from carbon monoxide and possibly other gases. She had burns to 75 percent of her body.  Jacob and Mia were twins.

 

The family is believed to be originally from Canada and they will be laid to rest in their home country. Neighbors say they moved to Mason about 18 months ago. Their home was located in the 4500 block of Bracken View Court.

 

 

 

 

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