- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man charged in the deaths of his wife and her young children is on suicide watch after jail officials say he stashed a cup with some pills in his cell.

Luis Toledo was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Michael Otto, 8, and his sister Thalia, 9. He is also charged with second-degree murder in the death of their mother, Yessina Suarez. Their bodies have not been found.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://ittybittyurl.com/2CHb) reports a prosecutor suggested Toledo may have been trying to gather a lethal dose of medication. He’s also refused meals.

According to a corrections report, Toledo attempted suicide in October while being questioned by authorities. Toledo barricaded himself in a restroom and broke a mirror, cutting his neck and arm with glass shards.


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