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2 men die in struggle with intruder who then kills self

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BAYOU L'OURSE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Two Assumption Parish men have been killed by an intruder who then took his own life.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says that Mark Massoletti, 52, and son Michael Massoletti, 23, were killed while struggling with William Powers.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Powers broke into the neighboring Massoletti home and attacked the elder Massoletti in his bed just after 4 a.m. Monday.

Massoletti's girlfriend awakened the son and his wife. The wife ran to a neighbor's house and called police, while the Massoletti men and girlfriend struggled with Powers.

Mark and Michael Massoletti were killed, while the girlfriend suffered minor injuries. Waguespack says Powers shot himself with a small caliber rifle.

Autopsies are scheduled Monday for the Massolettis in New Orleans to determine causes of death.

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