Bronx man accused of drowning son and poisoning daughter’s pizza

Posted on: 4:41 pm, November 9, 2012, by , updated on: 04:42pm, November 9, 2012

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NEW YORK — Police say a Bronx man has been arrested in the death of his 5-year-old son and for poisoning his daughter.

The NYPD says Leonardo Espinal, 47, is being held on a murder charge after the boy’s death.

Authorities said Espinal told them that he fed his 7-year-old daughter a poisoned slice of pizza and then drowned his 5-year-old son while the children visited his Bronx home.

Police say Stewart Espinal was found in the bathtub Wednesday. His mother called 911.

An autopsy is being conducted.

Credit: The Associated Press.