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A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

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Steven Pladl and his adult biological daughter, Katie Pladl (Source: Henrico Police) Steven Pladl and his adult biological daughter, Katie Pladl (Source: Henrico Police)
DOVER, N.Y. (AP) -

The ex-wife of a man who police say killed three people and himself after an incestuous marriage to his biological daughter says he had an explosive temper, a history of abusive behavior and legally owned at least four guns.

Alyssa Pladl told The Associated Press in an interview about her troubled marriage to Steven Pladl.

Police say that on April 12, 43-year-old Steven Pladl killed his biological daughter, 20-year-old Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father in New Milford, Connecticut, then killed himself in nearby Dover, New York.

Authorities say Steven Pladl also killed the 7-month-old son he had with Katie Pladl at his home in Knightdale, North Carolina.

Katie Pladl was adopted as a baby and reunited with Steven and Alyssa Pladl in 2016 after finding them on social media.

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