Michigan dad kills son, 3, in murder-suicide after prior threats

Michigan dad kills son, 3, in murder-suicide after prior threats


An ex-Michigan corrections officer allegedly killed his toddler before fatally shooting himself — just months after he made threats of a murder-suicide against his estranged wife.

Police say Derek Thebo, 32, fatally shot his 3-year-old son Dylan and then turned the gun on himself in a home in Lowell, just outside Grand Rapids, last Wednesday.

Their bodies were discovered after police were called to carry out a welfare check.

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Six months earlier, Thebo’s estranged wife and mother of the boy had reported his threats of a murder-suicide, according to court records obtained by Fox17.

In court documents seeking a protective order, Katie Thebo said she’d told police her estranged husband had promised to carry out acts of violence.

“He threatened to kill me, my children, and my family, and to commit suicide afterward,” she wrote.

“He rattled off the names of my family members and said he knew where they worked, he knew

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