Grant Tiernan Amato, 29, killed his parents and brother over an expensive obsession with a Bulgarian online call girl, say deputies in Seminole County, Florida. He allegedly told investigators the woman was his girlfriend, and that his father kicked him out of the home over the “relationship.”

The investigation started Friday when one of the victims, 31-year-old Cody Amato, didn’t show up to work at Advent Hospital East Orlando, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by Law&Crime. Amato’s girlfriend and a co-worker called deputies for a welfare check. Investigators checked out his home, only to find him and his parents, 59-year-old Chad Amato and 61-year-old Margaret Amato, dead. The mother and father were shot execution-style. There were no signs of forced entry or theft.
Grant Amato and his Honda Accord weren’t at the scene, but Cody’s girlfriend told investigators the family was having trouble with him. The suspect stole $60,000 from her boyfriend and sold his guns, the woman said. According to her, Cody voiced concern that Grant would [in the words of the affidavit] “kill everyone.”

The girlfriend said that problems with Grant started when he was kicked out of nurse anesthetist school. On top of that, family members had learned he was stealing money–about $200,000–to fund a relationship with a woman from Bulgaria. Investigators learned more when they interviewed a third Amato brother. This relative said he wasn’t close with his family, but spoke with his mother about once a week. According to him, Grant had been talking to an online call girl from Bulgaria, had been wiring her a lot of money, and even told her the family address.

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