Police investigating murder-suicide in father/son deaths

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, November 26, 2007 – A father is alleged to have killed his 10-year-old son and then himself Friday evening in what police are calling a possible murder-suicide.

Prakash Harridath, 46, was found dead along with his son, Lorenzo Harridath Friday evening at their Sangre Grande home. Their bodies had reportedly begun decomposing.

It is believed Harridath killed Lorenzon by forcing him to drink a deadly weedicide. He then apparently drank the same poison and died.

The child lived with an aunt and was visiting his father at the time of the death according to the Express newspaper. His mother was killed by a man with whom she had had a five-year relationship. (Hardbeatnews.com)