A bodily therapist from Connecticut suffocated his 4-year-old daughter by rolling on high of her and in addition killed his two sons and spouse, a prosecutor instructed a Florida jury on Monday.
Anthony Todt instructed detectives he and his spouse, Megan, had an settlement to kill their household so they may “go over” because the apocalypse was coming, Assistant State Legal professional Danielle Pinnell mentioned throughout opening statements in Todt’s homicide trial in Kissimmee, Florida.
Todt, 46, is charged with first-degree homicide for the deaths of his 42-year-old spouse, his daughter, Zoe, and his two sons Alek, 13, and Tyler, 11. The victims’ decomposing our bodies have been wrapped in blankets and had stab wounds and poisonous quantities of Benadryl of their our bodies after they have been present in January 2020, in response to post-mortem experiences.
Todt has pleaded not responsible. He additionally has been charged with animal cruelty for the dying of the household’s canine, Breezy.
Todt initially confessed to the killings, however in jailhouse writings, he has since blamed his spouse for the slayings. He was arrested in January 2020 however investigators imagine the members of the family have been killed weeks earlier.
Their our bodies have been found when federal brokers and deputies went to the home to serve an arrest warrant for well being care fraud expenses in Connecticut. Todt had a bodily remedy observe in Connecticut to which he would journey throughout the work week, returning to Florida to be together with his household on weekends at their house in Celebration close to Walt Disney World.
Jurors didn’t hear from Todt’s public defenders Monday. They’d instructed the choose they wished to attend to current their statements till after the state rests its case.