MLB star’s son accused of killing 8-year-old child in murder-suicide

In Massachusetts, the son of a former professional baseball player is suspected of a murder-suicide. He allegedly took his young son’s life before ending his own.

George Scott III, son of former Red Sox first baseman George Scott, and his 8-year-old son, Dante Hazard, were found deceased in their home on Friday.

Police officers discovered the shocking scene during a welfare check at the 54-year-old’s residence in the early hours of the morning. Preliminary investigations suggest Scott might have used a sharp object on his son prior to committing suicide.

The final details and cause of death are awaited from the medical examiner’s office, as stated by Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

Scott III’s neighbor, Courtney Colombo, expressed her shock at the grim discovery. Known to her as a friendly neighbor since her move in 2020, she would often see the young Dante playing outside.

Adding another layer of mystery, detectives had previously investigated the same residence in relation to the disappearance of Dante’s mother, Lisa Hazard, who has been missing since March 2019. The missing person case remains open, with Scott being listed as a person of interest.