Florida dad threatened mom, killed son; help came too late

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Court records show a father who killed his 4-year-old son and himself in Florida sent threatening texts to the boy’s mother and put a tracking device on her car before the deaths.

The documents released Monday revealed what prompted Alison Kessler to seek help from authorities.

They show 47-year-old John Michael Stacey threatening and stalking her before shooting their son, Greyson Kessler, and then himself during a visitation.

She went to police, hired a lawyer and sought an emergency pickup order from a judge.

But by the time officers arrived at the man’s home, they were already dead.

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