Children, 5 and 7, stabbed to death in Colorado Springs

Two people were killed and a third was injured in a stabbing at a home on Carlisle Street in Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning.  Shawn Shanle- FOX21 News

Two people were killed and a third was injured in a stabbing at a home on Carlisle Street in Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning. Shawn Shanle- FOX21 News

A teenager killed his two younger siblings and stabbed his father so that he could be alone in the family's Colorado Springs home, court documents say.

After setting his parents' SUV on fire on March 30, Murphy was standing in a crowd of onlookers watching the vehicle burn, Fuesting said.

All three were rushed to the hospital but doctors couldn't save the children.

Police say the father is in serious but stable condition and is expected to survive. The father, Jefferson Murphy, told investigators he was sleeping in his bedroom with his wife when he heard screaming in the basement. It's not clear if he has a lawyer yet.

According to an affidavit released by Colorado Springs Police, Murphy said he wanted to kill his family and bury them in the backyard.

Police spoke with Murphy briefly before arresting him, authorities said.

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Responding officers from Effingham County, Ill. said a white Ford SUV was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Murphy was held in the Effingham County Jail with a bail set at $7500.

Murphy had several months of intensive care and enrolled at a Colorado community college, Kibler said.

A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody in the case.

The arrest in Effingham was Miller's first contact with the criminal justice system, Kibler said, and no one in Effingham suffered damage as a result.

The suspect is the older brother of the two young victims, KKTV in Colorado Springs reported.

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