A 911 emergency dispatcher instructed the 10 year old to hide in a bathroom until police arrived.
The suspect, identified as Ezekiel Hopkins, 34, was found inside another bathroom inside the victim’s home.
He was arrested for their murders after breaking into the home and blungeoning the boy’s father and grandfather to death with a baseball bat in Windemere, Florida on Thursday.
Court records in Orange County indicate that Hopkins has a prior history of arrests on felony charges dating back to at least 2009 including stalking.
An investigation shows that he was trying steal a vehicle at around 11pm when he was found by owners John and Lisa Savey, both aged 61.
Police said the intruder bludgeoned John to death with a baseball bat, then chased his wife into the house and attacked her as well, inflicting serious injuries.
John and Lisa’s 30-year-old son, James, was at home at the time and was brutally beaten by Hopkins, according to police.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to his LinkedIn page, John Savey had served as managing partner at Longview Outdoor Advertising Company for the past 20 years and had a degree in advertising from Ohio University.
His wife is recovering in hospital.
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