• Man accused of killing wife, stepchildren wants moved to Seminole Co. Jail


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A man accused of killing his wife and two stepchildren was in a Volusia County courtroom Monday asking a judge to release him or move him to another jail.
    Luis Toledo was arrested in October after Yessinia Suarez and her children disappeared.
    Suarez and her children, 9-year-old Thalia Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto, are presumed to be dead, though their bodies have never been found.

    Toledo has confessed to killing Suarez but maintains an accomplice killed the children.
    Deen said the Volusia County Branch Jail's handling of Toledo with maximum security measures is hurting his attorney-client privileges.

    "Judge, I'm going to show you, if you don't mind that I sit down, how I have to speak to Mr. Toledo in the jail," Deen showed as he sat within a foot from Toledo and said they were forced to whisper. "It is impossible for us to do our work there. That's not proper."

    The judge did not rule on the motion Monday morning, but is reviewing that motion.

    The alleged slayings of Suarez and her children came just hours after Toledo was heard in a 911 call accusing his wife of cheating.
    Suarez's family has spoken out several times about the torment they said they have gone through after losing their three loved ones and then waiting to see if Toledo would be charged in their deaths.
    Volusia County detectives said Toledo admitted to killing his wife during a heated argument at their Deltona home, but denied killing the children.
    A grand jury indicted him, and now he's facing three murder charges.

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