Man fatally shoots wife, boyfriend before taking his own life in Delaware: state police

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Authorities say a Delaware man confessed to killing his wife and her new boyfriend moments before taking his own life at a property in Kent County.

Delaware State Police troopers responded to a home on Cilento Drive in Magnolia just after 6 p.m. Monday for reports of gunfire.

Investigators said a 38-year-old woman was found shot to death in the front yard and two men, 43 and 49, were found fatally shot inside the home. 

Authorities believe the 49-year-old man, whose identity was not shared, fatally shot the woman and the man before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the suspect contacted a family member and confessed to shooting his wife and her new boyfriend, and expressed intent to take his own life.

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