A 44-year old Florida man fatally shot his wife, her sister and himself, leaving four children to run past their dead bodies to flee the home.
According to the Delray Beach Police Department, 44-year-old Julien Techeler Rosemberg used a semiautomatic handgun to shoot his wife and her sister on Sunday morning. Then, cops say, he walked out to the home’s backyard and shot himself in the head.
Police received a 911 call just before 6 a.m. that reported gunfire at the residence. When they arrived, they found the bodies of Pierrena Rosemberg, 43, and her sister, Lourdine Cazeau, 41. They had both been shot multiple times, and were pronounced dead at the scene.
At the time of the shooting, the Rosemburgs’ four children were in the home. The kids, ages 5 to 14, were uninjured. To escape the gunfire, they ran past the dead bodies of their mother and aunt.
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A family member told the Palm Beach Post that the couple had a troubled relationship, and that Julien Techeler Rosemberg had threatened to kill his wife in the past. Pierrena Rosemberg was not frightened by the threats.
“She said ‘God’s got me,'” the relative told the paper.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families was notified of the crime. They have placed the four children with relatives, according to Dani Moschella, a Delray Beach Police spokeswoman.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Oscar Leon at (561) 243-7845.