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San Bernardino County man and his 9-month-old son found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A 25-year-old San Bernardino County man and his 9-month-old son, whom the man had taken under court-ordered visitation, were found dead early this morning in his vehicle in what authorities are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Stephen Garcia of Pinon Hills and his son Wyatt of Yucca Valley were found dead from unspecified traumatic injuries after the Hesperia sheriff’s station received a call Saturday night that Garcia had threatened to kill Wyatt and then himself, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County coroner’s office.

The vehicle was found on a rural dirt road in Twin Peaks about 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Autopsies will be performed later this week to determine the exact causes of the deaths.

-- Kenneth R. Weiss

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sick and sad. this guy probably didn't have the maturity to handle the fact that the mother of his son left him--"i'll show her..."

OMG, what a monster of a father. Why didn't he just kill himself and let the baby live. Must have a lot of hatred inside him to do such a terrible deed. I know that 9 month old baby is in Heaven, and the father is in Hell.

My heart and prayers go out to the baby's mother and family.


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