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Ex-NFL player Antonio Armstrong and wife killed by teenage son

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Tragedy has struck the world of football today as it was revealed that former NFL player Antonio Armstrong was killed yesterday.

The former Texas A&M and National Football League linebacker and his wife were both killed, seemingly at the hands of their own teenage son. The story was first reported by ABC 13.

Early on Friday morning, Houston police were called to the family home to investigate a shooting. At the scene, they found Dawn Armstrong dead and Antonio suffering from a critical injury. They were both in their bed.


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Armstrong was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but didn't pull through, sadly passing away a few hours later, succumbing to his injuries.

As if that wasn't enough heartbreaking news for the Armstrong family, it has been revealed that the police have charged Armstrong’s 16-year-old son with two counts of juvenile murder. 

At the moment, there is no currently known motive for the killings. The police confirmed that they have never previously been called to the Armstrong household and there is no history of domestic violence in the family.

Armstrong played football at Texas A&M between 1991 and 1994. During his time at the Aggies, he was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award while also earning first-team All-American honors in his senior season. 

Armstrong was selected in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers and played for the Miami Dolphins in a few games while sticking in the CFL for three seasons. 

Our thoughts go out to the Armstrong family at this tragic time.

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