A 23-year-old sailor is facing charges of killing his wife and baby son, something that was carried out in a fit of jealousy per reports.

The man was identified as George Dodson, a navy sailor. Per reports, the 23-year-old killed his unnamed 22-year-old wife with a hammer and then set their home on fire.

It was added that there was a 13-year-old baby who was in his crib at the home when the home was set ablaze at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Responders were able to save the baby and transport the infant to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. However, the woman was not as lucky and was declared dead at the scene.

She has yet to be identified with authorities waiting for the next of kin who has already been contacted and notified.

On his part, Dodson admitted that he killed his wife when he was confronted by police in his backyard. He attacked after reportedly learning that the woman was in love with another man, someone that the deceased loved more, NBC Connecticut reported.

"I did this. I killed her," Dodson was quoted as saying per court records.

"We opened up our relationship and she found another man she loved more and I could not stand the thought of it, so I killed her," the 23-year-old man added.

As a result, Dodson has been charged with several felonies including murder, criminal attempt at murder, criminal attempt at arson murder, first-degree arson, tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment and cruelty to animals.

The 23-year-old man already appeared before the court on Thursday according to The Day of New London. He is currently being held on a $3 million bail.

It was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Lt. Seth Koenig that Dodson was a second-class petty officer. The 23-year-old joined the Navy in 2017 and was assigned to the USS Newport News in 2019.

Naval criminal investigators are now working with New London police on the case involving Dodson.

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