Father kills his nine-year-old son in murder-suicide 'over paranoia about ...

Father kills his nine-year-old son in murder-suicide after developing 'cult-like paranoia about vaccinations' during custody battle with child's mom centering on his mental health and 'obsession with government mind-control conspiracies' Police in San Francisco say Stephen O'Loughlin, 49, shot his son, Pierce, and then himself inside his apartment in Marina District on Wednesday  O'Loughlin's ex-wife, Lesley Hu, asked for welfare check after her son failed to show up for school that day  Hu's lawyer said O'Loughlin suffered from untreated mental illness that caused him to become obsessed with Pierce's health  In court filings, Hu wrote that O'Loughlin became involved with self-help group and turned into anti-vaxxer  Hu, a top executive at a cargo company, filed for sole custody so that she could vaccinate her son  O'Loughlin, a business executive at a investment management company, had agreed to vaccinate Pierce a day before murder-suicide  

By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:18 GMT, 18 January 2021 | Updated: 17:18 GMT, 18 January 2021

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A San Francisco business executive who has been described as a mentally ill anti-vaxxer obsessed with government mind control killed his nine-year-old son and then himself last week amid a legal battle with the boy's mother over his vaccinations and health care.

Stephen O'Loughlin, 49, and his son, Pierce, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside the father's apartment in the 3800 block of Scott Street in San Francisco's Marina District on Wednesday evening by police performing a welfare check at the request of the boy's mother. 

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The mother called the police after learning that her son had failed to show up for class at Convent & Stuart Hall, his $35,000-a-year Catholic school.  

Stephen O'Loughlin, 49

Pierce O'Loughlin

San Francisco business executive Stephen O'Loughlin, 49 (left), shot and killed his nine-year-old son, Pierce (right), and then himself amid a custody battle on Wednesday

Police performing a welfare check at the request of Pierce's mother found the bodies of the father and son inside this apartment building in the 3800 block of Scott Street

Police performing a welfare check at the request of Pierce's mother found the bodies of the father and son inside this apartment building in the 3800 block of Scott Street

Police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

O'Loughlin and his ex-wife, Lesley Hu, executive vice president at a cargo container supplier, had been locked in a bitter custody battle that revolved

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