A New York man was charged Sunday with murder and other crimes in the deaths of his girlfriend and their two young children, police said.
Shane Walker, 36, was arrested after his girlfriend, Alla Ausheva, 37, and their sons, aged 2 and 3, were found dead in their home in Staten Island on Saturday morning, the New York Police Department said in a statement.
Authorities found the mother and children in a house filled with smoke, New York Police Department Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey said earlier. Firefighters extinguished a small fire.
NBC New York reported that Walker and Ausheva were active-duty military service members.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Dennis Romero and Tim Stelloh