A former Bronx student who had an affair with his teacher and fathered her child four years ago has admitted to murdering them both, published reports said.
Isaac Duran, 23, confessed to the murders ofFelicia Barahona, 36, and her 4-year-old son Miguel, according to DNAinfo.
Miguel is thought to be the child Barahona had with Duran, a student of DeWitt Clinton High School, according to published reports. The pair began their relationship on his 18th birthday in late 2011
The relationship ended in early 2012, and Barahona had a baby boy in August 2012, after which she was fired from the school,the New York Daily News reported.
Barahona, 36, was found unresponsive on her living room floor around 8:15 a.m. on Monday in her Harlem apartment on West 153rd Street near Broadway, according to police. She had an electrical cord around her neck, sources told the New York Daily News.
Miguel was found drowned in the bathtub.
Police responded to the scene after a resident informed the building’s super of a foul odor coming from Barahona’s apartment. Barahona was last seen by the super on Wednesday.
Duran admitted to strangling his former teacher with an electrical cord and drowning the boy in a bathtub, sources told DNAinfo.
Barahona's family said she was in the midst of a custody battle with Duran, who lives in Pennsylvania, ABC7 reported. Duran cancelled a scheduled visit with Miguel over the weekend.
During questioning Duran said that he killed his child over the way he was being raised, according to published reports.
A medical examiner is conducting autopsies on Barahona and her son to determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.
Duran is reportedly expected to be charged with murder in both deaths.