- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) - Police say a man and his adult son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in suburban Detroit.

WJBK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GJ2z1A ) police in Melvindale found the bodies of 58-year-old John Richett Jr. and his 20-year-old son Nicholas on Friday at their home.

The TV station says Nicholas Richett had autism. Police Chief Chad Hayse says John Richett “feared his medical problems would take his life and then he wouldn’t be around to care for his son.” Hayse says that John Richett “didn’t want to burden the family.”

John Rowe, a neighbor, says “You could tell he really loved Nicky.” He says John Richett told him that caring for his son “was getting harder and harder.”

Arrangements for John and Nicholas Richett were handled by Voran Funeral Home in Allen Park.


Information from: WJBK-TV, https://www.fox2detroit.com

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