A man who fathered a son with his former teacher several years ago was charged on Tuesday with her murder and the murder of their now-4-year-old son, police said.
Isaac Duran Infante, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder, police said, a day after Felicia Barahona, 36, and Miguel Barahona were found dead in their Harlem apartment.
Duran Infante, who lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, admitted to investigators that he killed the pair, a police source said.
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Barahona was found early Monday morning on the living room floor with an electrical cord around her neck, police said. Her son was found under water in the bathtub, a source said.
They were discovered by the building’s super after someone noticed an “odor” coming from the apartment.
According to published reports, Barahona was fired from her job as a teacher at the DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx after she became pregnant by then-18-year-old Duran Infante following a four-month affair that started in 2011. Barahona reportedly discouraged him from using protection.
Infante remained in police custody on Tuesday evening and could not be reached for comment.