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Brooksville deaths ruled a murder-suicide

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Published:   |   Updated: September 6, 2013 at 05:30 PM

BROOKSVILLE — Sheriff Al Nienhuis has confirmed the identities of three bodies found in a Hernando Oaks home on Thursday night.

During a press conference just after 11 a.m., Nienhuis said the deceased suspect was Jamil Etayem, 28. Victims were identified as 23-year-old Roseanna Sanson, and her 9-month-old baby, Carter Sanson.

Nienhuis said the three moved into 4419 Caliquen Drive at the end of July.

On Thursday, dispatchers received a call from a concerned neighbor asking deputies to perform a welfare check. When deputies arrived at 10:14 p.m. they found the bodies inside the home.

Nienhuis described the scene as “horrific,” and said a knife or knives was used in the murders. The sheriff said it appeared Etayem killed his girlfriend and her baby, who has a different biological father, before taking his own life.

On Aug. 20, deputies responded to the residence after calls came in of an “irrational subject” threatening to harm himself, and Nienhuis said law enforcement arrived to find a “calm” environment after a verbal argument. On Aug. 24, Etayem was booked in the Hernando County Jail on domestic battery charges, and bailed out by a family member the next day.

The next of kin has been notified, and Nienhuis said the couple recently moved to the area from Ohio.

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