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Joint services today for Central NY brothers who died in murder-suicide

Hastings, N.Y. — The family of two brothers who died in a murder-suicide a week ago will hold funeral services for them together Saturday.

Colin Teeter, 27, shot and killed his brother Kyle, 30, before turning the rifle on himself last Saturday inside their parents’ home in Oswego County.

Colin, who wrote online about his struggles with mental illness, appeared to have been suffering from mental health episodes, state troopers said.

Just minutes before police were called to the family home in Hastings, Colin wrote on Facebook that he had “been tortured too long.”

In their obituaries, Colin and Kyle were remembered as brothers who enjoyed the outdoors. They both liked camping and their dogs.

Colin liked watching and enjoying all types of sports, according to his obituary. Kyle liked traveling, his obituary said.

Both graduated from Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square. Colin graduated from Le Moyne College. Kyle graduated from ITT Technical Institute.

Calling hours for the brothers will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Traub Funeral Home, 684 N. Main St., Central Square. A funeral will follow immediately after.


Suicide prevention help, contacts

Dial 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Dial 988 for the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services hotline.

1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Hotline. This toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers, including Contact Community Services in Syracuse.

(315)-251-0600 Contact Community Services Hotline, provides 24-hour telephone counseling.

1-800-273-8255 Press 1, Veterans and Military Crisis Line

Crisis Text Line, a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7 and confidential.

(315) 448-6555. Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP), 301 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. This licensed psychiatric emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center provides evaluation and treatment for individuals of all ages who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis.


Staff writer Fernando Alba covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, story idea, question or comment? Reach him at 315-690-6950, at, or on Twitter at @byfernandoalba.

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