Man charged with killing wife, girlfriend with ‘furry fur coat’

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, his girlfriend and their three children, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities said the man, whose name was not released, is a self-described animal lover who lived with the women and the children in the home in the 700 block of W. Franklin St.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the three children were taken to Children’s Medical Center.

Investigators believe the man and the three women were living in a home with no air conditioning, according to a statement from the Chesterfield County Prosecutor’s Office.