Jamil Etayem is suspected of killing his girlfriend Roseanna Sanson and their 9 month old baby Carter Sanson and then killing himself in the Hernando Oaks neighborhood. (Hernando Sheriff's office photo)
Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis addresses the media on a murder suicide investigation in the Hernando Oaks neighborhood.
Hernando County sheriff's office is handling a death investigation in the Hernando Oaks neighborhood.
The Hernando County Sheriff said the
scene was so gruesome it shocked some of his most hardened deputies.
Authorities were called to a home in
the Hernando Oaks subdivision and found a nine-month old boy slashed to death,
along with his mother.
Authorities say the woman's boyfriend
was the murderer, and he later killed himself.
The family had just moved down to Brooksville
from Ohio back in July.
We know the names- 28-year-old Jamil
Etayem, his girlfriend Roseanna Sanson, and her nine month old son carter.
The sheriff said Etayem had just
recently bonded out of jail for domestic battery, and officials feel they did all
they could to prevent this sort of tragedy.
A gated community like Hernando
Oaks tends to offer a sense of protection.
One neighbor said, "I've
always felt very safe here."
But neighbors don't expect
to hear of a horrific crime right down the road.
Absolutely terrifying," said another woman.
On Thursday night,
Hernando county sheriff's deputies were called out to home on Caliquen Drive,
and they were shocked at what they found.
Officials say 28-year-old Jamil
Etayem used a knife to kill his girlfriend, Roseanna Sanson, and her nine month
old son, Carter Sanson.
He then turned the knife
Hernando County Sheriff Al
Nienhuis said, "It was a pretty horrific scene."
But it wasn't the first
time deputies were called out to the home.
On August 20th, Sanson
called 911 to report Etayem was threatening to kill himself.
Sanson called again for
the same reason on August 24th, and this time, the sheriff said the deputy
Nienhuis said, "The
deputy spent quite a bit of time and was able to determine that there was probable
cause for domestic battery- that Ms. Sanson was battered, and the deputy did
the appropriate thing and made an arrest in the case."
On August 25th, Etayem was
bailed out by a family member, and ordered by the court to stay away from his
The sheriff's office
notified Sanson of Etayem's release, and there were services available to her.
But she was killed less
than two weeks later.
Nienhuis said, "Of
course we can't force a victim to take any action, but we obviously try to put
things in place."
Nienhuis added, "Law
enforcement always questions what they could've done. But even in the last 12
hours, we've been searching everything and everything I see is that we followed
all our protocols and maybe even then some, and then you still have a situation
Neighbors just wish they
Local resident Suzy Machamer said, "There's plenty of strong women around here who would've made
sure that they took her away, but they were so new, and I guess nobody knew
Court records show Etayem was released on $500
He was scheduled to have an arraignment on Tuesday.
News Channel 8 looked up Etayem's
records in Ohio, and there were not any domestic violence charges, just traffic
citations in Canton, Ohio.