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Struggling Children’s Book Author Kills His Family Before Taking His Own Life

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Struggling Children’s Book Author Kills His Family Before Taking His Own Life

A struggling children’s book author took the lives of his entire family before turning the gun on himself in their home!


A Massachusetts family of five is now dead after the father killed his three kids, his wife, and himself in a murder-suicide.

The bodies of Joseph Zaccardi, his wife Deirdre, and their three children — daughter Alexis, 11, and twins Nathaniel and Kathryn, 9 — were discovered earlier this week having died from being shot. On Wednesday, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz announced Joseph Zaccardi was the murderer.

This tragic murder was discovered by a relative who went to the family’s home to take one of the children to school, When the relative arrived, they found the body of Deirdre and immediately called 911. That’s when authorities found the other four bodies inside the home.

On Joseph’s Facebook page, it shows that he was a children’s book author who was struggling in his career as his job status was listed as “unemployed and going crazy.”

As for Deirdre, she worked as the office manager of EMI Strategic Marketing, a Boston marketing consulting firm, for nearly two decades.

EMI did release a statement following the death of their employee saying they were

 “deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime colleague and friend, Deirdre Zaccardi.”

As of now, the investigation is still ongoing but as more information is released, we will update this post!


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