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we learning overnight that a young boy was also killed on the ground. abc's megan tevrizian has the story. >> reporter: this morning, three people are dead, including a child, after this plane crashed in a south florida neighborhood. the terrifying moment caught and surveillance video by a camera across the street. >> the plane was very close to the ground, and i was thinking why is so close to the ground. >> reporter: the single engine plane crashing to the ground, clipping the side of the suv driving down the street. two people in the plane were killed. two people in the suv were rushed to the hospital, including the child, who later died. >> the impact was horrible. >> reporter: the faa says the plane had taken off from north perry airport in broward county minutes before the crash. witnesses in the pembroke pines neighborhood reported seeing the plane circling the area, taking down a power line before slamming into a fence. this crash, just the latest in
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that area. our miami station reports five small planes have crashed there in the last year, at least two were fatal. >> it's scary. my house is right there. i get planes coming over my roof all the time. >> reporter: as for yesterday's crash, the ntsb is now investigating what went wrong. kenneth, mona? so tragic, megan. all right. thank you. a crash involving a tesla vehicle is under investigation in detroit. the images from last week's crash are dramatic. the electric car wedged right under an 18-wheeler. two people were critically injured. government investigators will look into whether the tesla was operating in its so-called autopilot feature. and coming up, the new surprise development in a legendary crime story. >> the man who's convicted of murdering his entire family in that inspired the amityville horror, has died behind bars. you're watching "world news now."
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> are u.s. toys u.s. ..♪ i heard her pray the night chicago died ♪ on the night of november 13, 1974, events would unfold in a home on new york's long island that would forever change the village of amityville. >> now the man at the epicenter
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of the legend of the amityville horror has died in prison, just months away from parole hearing. will ganss is here with more on that. >> good moing. we allnow thisronald ranormal activity that followed, well, that will live on in infamy. robert defeo has died at the age of 69. >> this case is extremely infamous, for a number of reasons. ronald defeo jr. who killed his family, and, you know, i cover a lot of true crime cases. to be honest with you, those are some of the scariest for me, because you're talking about a trusted member of your family. >> reporter: back in 1974, when he was 23 years old, defeo shot
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his mother and father, two sisters and two brothers. >> how were all of the victims found face down? why did nobody hear the shots? why didn't they get up? those questions remain. >> during his trial, defeo pursued an insanity defense, saying he heard voices telling him to kill his family. he was convicted of six counts of second-degree murder. a year after the slayings, kathy and george lutz bought the house and moved in, but they only stayed for 28 days, saying they heard strange voices, had an infestation of flies, and saw slime oozing from the walls. >> had either of you had any experience before with the cult or the supernatural ever before? >> we didn't believe in it. >> reporter: the story of the murders and the reported paranormal activity led to a book and several movies called "the amityville horror". >> what do you want from us? >> reporter: but now nearly five decades after one of the most infamous murder cases in american history, many wonder if
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the truth has died along with defeo. will we ever get any more answers to what happened inside that house? >> a lot of those questions remain unanswered someone that murders six members of their family, you know, why? you know, that's the thing that always sticks with me. >> reporter: back in february, defeo was transferred from a prison in upstate new york to a hospital in albany where he died this week. the cause of his death isn't known at this time, you guys. >> thank you, will. we appreciate that. that one had my heart kind of racing while will was telling that story there. i asked the producer what happened to that house where the murders happened. he's like, it's still there. >> terrifying. yeah, it's shocking. well, coming -- >> you know what we need? >> good news? >> we need good news, because you all got me scared up in here? i will say that right
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so good news is coming, including a third grade teacher invoking mr. rogers. give us all the good news, please! ♪ it's a beautiful day for our students ♪ could you be mine ♪
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♪ it's time for good news tues. and mona, it is -- >> national panda day! >> yea! >> we get to see pandas! >> we get to see pandas! >> bring on the pandas, everyone. yes, we are celebrating. we are celebrating these world's most endangered and adored animals here. why do we love pandas so much? >> because they don't hurt nobody. they sit there, eat their bamboo, mind their business. if you didn't know -- now you're going to know. their black and white fur is because of their natural habitat. they disappear into the snowy mountains in the forests of southwest china. look at them. they are so adorable down in the snow. >> this is from the national zoo
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down in d.c. >> oh, that's how national nap day went for a lot of us, right? >> that is true. had to get that nap on because of daylight saving. no joke at all. hope those pandas give you some comfort on this good news tues. >> all right, let's go to maryland for this second story, where a teacher is paying it forward. he use watched "mr. rogers neighborhood", growing up, and loved the song and put his own spin on it. listen to him. ♪ it's a beautiful day for our students ♪ ♪ could you be mine ♪ ♪ would you be mine ♪ >> learning can be tough. he enjoys music. he said his students begin the day with a special tune. >> a shout out to pine grove elementary in baltimore there. thinking about all those students across the country who e il oing back to in-person or learning as well. >> definitely. the adjustment. >> this good news tues needs this story right here, there is a big brother who is the best big brother. he's trying to calm down his
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younger brother who was a little impatient about the nintendo switch. it was charging up. he goes, i want to play now! and the brother said, you know what? just breathe. >> ah. >> breathe. this is a 6-year-old here. his 4-year-old brother. >> so they're from california, and his mother, like you mentioned, said the 4-year-old just could not wait for the wii to be charged. >> he's like, i need it now. you mentioned at the top there how all these kids are learning these breathing techniques, meditation, which it's good. it's good. >> it goes to show you, right now what he's teaching his brother is about not giving in to instant gratification. right? waiting and reaping the rewards. i know every time i pull my phone out of the charger when it's not done charging and i have to start over from square one, i need to breathe. we are going to finish good news tues with my favorite story. it is the mighty lions over in colorado's denver zoo enjoying the snow.
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now they usually are in warm climates, but they are enjoying the snow this ti
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