Former Corrections Officer Shoots Dead His Son, 3, in Murder-Suicide Amid Divorce After Death Threats to Wife and Her Family

Derek Thebo, 32, told his wife Katie that he would kill her and her children, according to a Police Protection Order (PPO) filed this year with the Kent County Circuit Court in Michigan. ‘He threatened to kill me, my children, and my family, and to commit suicide afterward,’ she wrote in court documents.

Just months later, investigators say the former Michigan corrections officer appears to have killed his 3-year-old son, Dylan, then shot himself on September 1, 2021 at their home in Lowell Township, Michigan.

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