**Plantation** Man Arrested for Murdering Wife and Child after Apparent Drug Overdose

Plantation, Florida – A tragedy unfolded as authorities found 38-year-old Sara Ashley Gama and her 2-year-old son Ethan Aponte lifeless inside their Plantation home. The devastating incident led to the arrest of Jean Carlos Aponte, who has now been charged with the murders of his wife and toddler.

Reports indicate that Aponte allegedly stabbed his son four times and his wife 28 times, leading to their untimely deaths. Both victims displayed defensive wounds on their hands. The cause of Ethan’s death was determined to be a sharp force injury and drowning, while Sara’s cause of death was attributed to a sharp force injury.

Ethan was discovered face down in the pool, while Sara was found on the kitchen floor by her father. A memorial outside their Plantation residence serves as a solemn reminder of the tragic events that transpired. Police had conducted a welfare check at the home around noon, where they made the grim discovery of the mother and child.

Aponte, who was found unconscious at the scene due to a suspected drug overdose, is now facing charges of first-degree murder and premeditated murder. The possibility of facing the death penalty or life imprisonment looms over him if convicted. Following an attempted suicide, a judge has ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Appearing in court over the weekend, Aponte remains in custody without bond as the investigation into this heartbreaking case continues. The community in Plantation is left reeling from the tragic loss of a mother and child, with many expressing shock and disbelief over the gruesome details that have emerged.