Texas father, 9-year-old daughter killed in apparent murder-suicide

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities believe a father killed his 9-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself in their southwest Travis County home Monday morning.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says Lielle Kaplan’s death appears to be a homicide while Yariv Kaplan’s, 42, gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted.

Deputies were originally sent to the home in the 8000 block of El Dorado Drive at around 5:44 a.m. Dec. 11 for a check welfare call. When they entered the home, they found the bodies of the father and child — both with gunshot wounds.

According to Travis County court records, Kaplan was going through a divorce and fighting for custody of his daughter. The next hearing in the family’s case was set for January.

The child attended the Austin Waldorf School. A neighbor tells KXAN the family was from Israel.

 

Article from KXAN.com


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