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Devoted father kills his family and himself in their Florida mansion

By Mason White 1:04 PM May 11, 2014
Darrin and Kimberly Campbell 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) People were left with many questions after a well-known businessman killed his entire family.

They seemed like the perfect family that had it all. The couple and their two children lived in a gated and secured area in Florida.

However, they died at the hands of their father, Darrin Campbell, 49.

Darrin Campbell was married to his wife Kimberly Campbell, 51. They had two teenage children, Colin, 18, and 15-year-old Megan.

Their bodies were discovered in a rented mansion located in Tampa. The family lived in a five-bedroom mansion in Avila, which they rented from retired tennis pro James Blake.

Detectives confirmed that Darrin Campbell shot his entire
family with a .40 caliber pistol.

Investigators found surveillance videos showing Darrin Campbell buying large amounts of fireworks and gasoline cans just days before the murder-suicide.

Darrin Campbell shot his wife and kids before setting the house on fire and turning the gun on himself.

Campbell was reportedly behind on his property taxes, but authorities will conduct an audit to find out if he had other financial issues that may have caused him stress, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff Col. Donna Lusczynski.

Campbell worked at the VASTEC, the digital records company where he requested a week off from work.

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