NAPLES, Fla. -

A 49-year-old man from southwest Florida has died while awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his wife and son.

A Collier County sheriff's spokeswoman said Jose Suazo died under hospice care Tuesday.

Suazo was indicted in February for the premeditated killings of Johana Nunez Ruiz, 35, and Joseph Suazo, 18, in August.

He was arrested in Lee County after the killings.

Deputies said he told several witnesses that he killed his wife and son and was hoping God could forgive him.

No further details were immediately available.