In Celebration, Fla., a town near “the happiest place on earth” also known as Disneyworld, a father has been convicted of murdering his entire family and dog. He spent many weeks at the family home with the bodies of his wife, children, and dog after killing them all. On Thursday he was convicted and found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of animal cruelty.
True Crime: The Verdict
When Anthony Todt attended his hearing, the judge said he was “a destroyer of worlds and not one of those lives slain is less precious than the other.” Much attention was paid to the killings on January 13, 2020. FBI agents and Osceola County lawmakers knocked on the door of the house.
True crime: Florida father convicted
The Celebration community is known for being picture perfect, and these authorities came to his home to serve him an arrest warrant for “healthcare fraud related to his physical therapy business.”
When the authorities stepped in, there was a very disturbing scene. They found him along with the decomposing bodies of his wife Megan Todt, 13-year-old Alek, 11-year-old Tyler and youngest child Zoe. The body of her dog Breezy was also in the house. He was then arrested and taken to prison. He pleaded not guilty to these crimes.
At his trial, Todt alleged that his wife killed their children. “I came home and my children were dead. It was the most horrible day of my life. What made it even more horrific was that my wife died before my eyes too.”
In another interview that was taped, Todt confessed that he and his wife killed the children together and that they would kill themselves next because they watched videos about attaining “salvation” and this the way was to do this before the coming apocalypse. Then he said that they believed that in order to cross to the other side together, they would all have to die together to attain salvation.
Todt first killed his youngest by smothering her with a pillow. He then stabbed and choked both of his sons, and he claims Megan stabbed herself in the stomach. He then smothered her with a pillowcase when she didn’t die. He placed their bodies in the master bedroom. It turns out they died before Christmas, so their bodies had been sitting in the house for over a month!
The family was struggling financially leading up to the murders, and Todt was trying to salvage his therapy business in Florida and Connecticut. This could be the real reason he killed his family.
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