Brian Hamacher

Custody Hearing Held for Girl Who Survived Pembroke Pines Murder-Suicide

The 3-year-old girl is the only survivor of the Sunday night attack

A hearing was held Tuesday to determine what will happen to a young girl left orphaned by a horrific murder-suicide in Pembroke Pines that claimed the lives of her parents and twin sister.

The 3-year-old girl is the only survivor of the Sunday night attack at a home in the 1600 block of Southwest 156th Avenue.

Police say the girl's father, 35-year-old Pablo Colon, killed his wife, Sandra Colon, his mother-in-law, Olga Alvarez, and shot one of his 3-year-old twin daughters before turning the gun on himself in the home. The other girl wasn't harmed, police said.

Dozens of family members appeared in court Tuesday for the girl's custody hearing. A judge ruled that the girl would stay with her father's cousin until another hearing can be held on Friday. The judge also ordered that the child see a grief counselor within the next couple weeks.

Police said detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

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