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May 13, 2013 3:37 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Suspect was registered sex offender

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey say a man accused of killing his girlfriend and her 13-year-old son, and holding three of her other children hostage was a registered sex offender who had a long criminal history.

Police say they ended the standoff early Sunday after they noticed that 38-year-old Gerald Murphy's state of mind was deteriorating.

Police shot Murphy and he died. The three children were rescued, as well as a 19-year-old who was rescued earlier.

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