A 13-year-old boy killed his police officer parents as well as his grandmother and great-aunt before spending a full day at school and then taking his own life.
Police believe Marcelo Pesseghini shot each victim in the head with a .40 caliber pistol early Monday morning at the home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, before catching a lift into school with a friend. The father, Luiz Pesseghini, 40, a police sergeant with 19 years service was found in bed. The mother, Andreia Pesseghini, 30, who had served in the military police for 16 years was found on her knees in the bedroom.
The grandmother, Benedita de Oliveira Bovo, 65, and great-aunt Bernadete Oliveira da Silva, 55, who lived in a different section of the house were both killed in bed.The teenager was found dead from a gunshot to the left temple and his father’s police-issue service revolver was found nearby.A second gun, a .32 caliber revolver, was found inside the backpack the teenager took to school.
The teenager appears to have been inspired by the infamous Amityville killings of 1974 when a man killed his parents, two bothers and two sisters at their home in Amityville, Long Island, New York. All were found dead in their beds.
On December, 9, 2012, Pesseghini posted a famous picture linked to the Amityville case on his Facebook page.