A man who fathered a child with his high school science teacher told police that he killed the woman and their 4-year-old son, a law enforcement source told Patch. Isaac Duran confessed to the killings of Felicia Barahona, 36 and Miguel Barahona, 4, who were found dead Monday in their Harlem apartment building on West 153rd Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive, a law enforcement source said.
Duran, 23, told police that he killed Barahona and their son because he was angry at the way she was raising and dressing the child, a source said.
Duran initially denied his crimes to investigators, but police learned he was lying to them when surveillance footage showed the man entering and leaving the Harlem apartment building in the course of several days, one time leaving with different clothes than he wore in, the New York Post reported.
Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Weekly Newsletter!
Duran was taken into police custody Monday and is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, a law enforcement source stated.
When police entered the third-floor apartment around 8:15 Monday morning they found Felicia Barahona in the living room with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck and Miguel Barahona face-down in the bathtub, police source stated. EMS pronounced both dead on the scene, police said.
Duran got Barahona pregnant in 2012 when he was her student at Clinton DeWitt High School in the Bronx, the New York Post reported in 2013. Barahona allegedly seduced Duran for years before turning the relationship sexual when he turned 17 — the legal age of consent — according to the report. The two would have sex as many as five times a week, and Barahona would convince Duran not to use condoms or practice safe sex, the Post reported in 2013.
Barahona was fired from her job teaching science at the school — which paid $73,000 a year — according to the report.