Boy, 13, shoots dead his parents, grandmother and great aunt… then spends day in school before killing himself

Slaughter: 13-year-old Marcelo Pesseghini with his police officer parents Luiz and Andreia, who he shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning before setting off to school
A 13-year-old boy killed his police officer parents as well as his grandmother and great-aunt before spending a full day at school and then taking his own life.

Police believe Marcelo Pesseghini shot each victim in the head with a .40 caliber pistol early Monday morning at the home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, before catching a lift into school with a friend.

The father, Luiz Pesseghini, 40, a police sergeant with 19 years service was found in bed. The mother, Andreia Pesseghini, 30, who had served in the military police for 16 years was found on her knees in the bedroom.

The grandmother, Benedita de Oliveira Bovo, 65, and great-aunt Marie Das, 55, who lived in a different section of the house were both killed in bed.

The teenager died from a gunshot to the left temple and his father’s police-issue service revolver was found nearby.

A second gun, a .32 caliber revolver, was found inside the backpack the teenager took to school.

‘Everything seems to indicate that Marcelo (Pesseghini) killed his parents and relatives,’ Itagiba Franco, of the Sao Paulo Civilian Police’s homicide department, told a press conference.

Franco said Pesseghini had told a friend he wanted to kill his parents and become a hitman.

‘He always told me he wanted to become a hired killer. He had a plan to kill his parents during the night, so that no one would notice and escape in the parents’ car and live in an abandoned place,’ police quoted the unidentified friend as saying.

Sao Paulo police commander Benedito Roberto Meira said there was no sign that someone had broken into the house and ruled out ‘an act of revenge by a criminal group’ against the teenager’s father and mother.

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