Father Shot Young Sons As Revenge Against Estranged Wife

Mon, September 10, 2012 6:45pm EST by 10 Comments
Handout Photo, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

An Arizona man is accused of shooting his two boys to death and then trying to kill himself at the height of a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife. Read on for all the shocking details.

Andre Leteve is facing charges stemming from the shooting death of his sons Alec, 5, and Asher, 1, after he allegedly gunned them down as revenge against his wife Laurie. She left Andre after she discovered he had been having affairs with prostitutes.

After shooting his two boys, Andre allegedly turned the gun on himself, firing the trigger in his throat, but the bullet instead went through his nose and he survived. “I just shot and killed my sons and shot myself,” he said in a 911 call he placed shortly after the shootings.

Andre reportedly told detectives that he killed the boys because their mother was planning on moving them to Florida, according to Phoenix station KTVK.

“The state claims one of the motives for killing the sons was revenge because Laurie, [his] wife and the children’s mother, left him after finding out that [he] had sex with multiple prostitutes,” According to public record obtained by The Arizona Republic.

“Laurie was dating someone else at the time of the shootings. The other motive stems from the defendant’s poor finances at the time of the shooting,” the document continued.

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial for the incident, which occurred in March 2010.

What a tragedy HollyMoms. We hope the family can find justice.

– Christina Stiehl

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Lucy

Posted at 3:35 PM on October 12, 2012  

He did her a favor. Now she can start over, a new life, not tied to mr crazy and no kids to take care of.Maybe he didnt just want to pay child support.

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Susan

Posted at 12:44 AM on October 16, 2012  

Are you freaking kidding me? Did her a favor?! He KILLED HER CHILDREN! Clearly, you do not have any of your own.

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cindy

Posted at 11:41 AM on September 11, 2012  

Lord have mercy!!! Now what kind or punishment do you bestow on this pig????

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Advocate for parenting licenses

Posted at 10:51 PM on September 10, 2012  

Why not just save the state the money it will take to try this guy in court and give him another bullet. I’m pretty sure he could aim better with a second chance.

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Olivia

Posted at 9:40 PM on September 10, 2012  

Wait, so HE was cheating and decided to get revenge on his spouse? In what world does that make sense?

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Tina

Posted at 12:11 AM on September 11, 2012  

ikr?? That is what I said… where is the logic in THAT !?!?! (the freakazoid…) I cannot belive this… this is just crazy :/

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Chris

Posted at 2:46 AM on November 1, 2012  

You just read the terribly inaccurate headline. He killed their children because his wife filed for divorce after she found out he slept with 27 prostitutes.

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heyy

Posted at 9:29 PM on September 10, 2012  

The terrible things people do these days whats goin on?????

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Heaven

Posted at 9:07 PM on September 10, 2012  

Im glad the dad survived so he can now pay for the damage he has done!! Selfish act I tell you!!

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Kim

Posted at 7:21 PM on September 10, 2012  

Another sad story of one parent going off the deep end. When need to start putting our kids first and stop thinking about what can i do to get back at my exs who hurt me. R.I.P Asher and Alec. May you look after your mom.

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