Florida deputies name family killed by suicidal father

June 10, 2014 

FORT MYERS — Southwest Florida authorities have released the names of the family massacred during a murder-suicide.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that Sonny Medina, a Salvation Army employee, killed 29-year-old Maria Navas and three children, ages 10, 6 and 2.

Police said Medina then turned the gun on himself.

Detectives released two notes left in the family’s home by Sonny Medina.

Before shooting himself, Medina called 911 and told a dispatcher he had “failed at everything” and that “there are a lot of people here who are hurt or dead” in the home.

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said there was no reported history of domestic violence or child abuse at the home.

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