NC incest couple, baby dead in crime scenes spanning multiple states

Nellie Chapman
April 13, 2018

Around 8:40 a.m., officials said Steven Pladl, 43, was found dead in NY while Katie Pladl, 20, and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were found dead in CT.

Authorities took out search warrants January 31 seeking DNA samples from Steven and Katie Pladl and from the boy believed to be their infant son. He talked about Katie Pladl had been dwelling in NY collectively along with her adoptive dad and mother.

- The man suspected of killing a 7-month-old baby in Knightdale before killing two other people in CT on Wednesday used an assault-style rifle in the shooting, police said Friday. Police found the bodies of Anthony Fusco and Katie Pladl inside a pickup truck. Steven Pladl's mother had called police to conduct a welfare check on the home after a disturbing phone conversation with her son, Capps said.

A Port Elizabeth father, who tossed his baby from a roof while resisting the demolishing of illegal houses, will make his first appearance in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court on Monday. On Feb. 28, his daughter was granted bail on the condition she live with her adoptive parents in NY. She moved into her father's home, and the two soon began a sexual relationship.

A man, tentatively identified as Pladl, was found dead inside from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Katie Pladl's bond terms required her to live with her adoptive parents, who live in NY, the station reports.

Steven and Katie had a baby together in September 2017.

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"If any judge or any prosecutor or defense attorney involved in any of these cases believed that the Pladl child would be in harm's way, there would not have been any bond", Friedman said.

Police later ruled the infant's death a homicide and confirmed that S. Pladl had murdered the child.

In it, the girl drew pictures of Katie being pregnant, and referred to her father as "Satan", meaning the incestuous child would be "half demon" when it was born.

Pladl and Alyssa divorced in 2017.

"There are no words to describe the sense of betrayal and disgust I'm feeling", Alyssa Pladl said. She said she believed Steven brainwashed and manipulated Katie. "I waited 18 long years to have a relationship with my daughter - and now he's completely destroyed it".

As half-a-dozen policemen lined up on the ground below him and one climbed up to try to talk him down, the man dangled the baby over the edge by her ankle, before swinging her over the edge.

In addition to the incest charge, Steven and Katie were charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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