Saturday, November 22, 2014

Couple Had "Unspecified Domestic Issues"

"AIKEN, SC — An Aiken man shot and killed his wife before killing himself early Saturday, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

"Officers from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and New Ellenton Police Department responded to a home on 611 Ashbury Drive in the Cedar Creek subdivision about 1:30 a.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. They found 44-year-old Teresa Tomac and her husband, 62-year-old James Tomac dead.

“`There appears to be a recent history of unspecified domestic issues,` Carlton said in a statement. `Again, preliminary indications are that Mr. Tomac shot his wife and then killed himself.`

"Carlton said the Tomacs were both employed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday in Newberry."

From the Aiken Standard...

Three Dead In Navajo Nation

"OJO ENCINO, NM — Three people are dead in a murder/suicide in the Ojo Encino Chapter of the Navajo Nation, according to Crownpoint District Navajo Nation police.

"Two victims were stabbed to death by a man before he allegedly took his own life, according to police.

"The incident was first reported to authorities just before 9 p.m. Thursday night. Ojo Encino is located on US 550 between Bloomfield and Bernalillo on a checkerboard portion of the Navajo Nation.

"Authorities have not released any information regarding the victims or the suspect at this time."


Friday, November 21, 2014

Newlyweds Found Dead

"COWPENS, SC — The coroner has determined the cause and manner of the deaths of a retired deputy and his new wife.

"Coroner Rusty Clevenger announced the outcome of his investigation after speaking with the family members of Rex Miguel Scott, 68, and Lisa Kay James, 44.

"Clevenger has ruled James's death a homicide and Scott's a suicide.

"Both died from gunshot wounds to the head, Clevenger said.

"The bodies were found when a deputy was asked to go by the home on 1760 Old Pacolet Road to check the welfare of the residents, Clevenger said.

"Scott and James had recently been married, according to investigators.

"Scott was a former Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office deputy who served for several years before retiring, deputies said."


Elderly Shooter, 92, Dead; Wife Expected To Survive

"ALLENTOWN, PA — A man who police say wanted to end his wife's suffering, shot her and then turned the gun on himself Friday morning.

"According to Captain William Reinik, 92-year-old Izak Waide, of 1620 East Washington Street, contacted the couple's son in New York and told them he couldn't take it anymore.

"His wife suffered from advanced Alzheimer's and Waide was apparently at the breaking point, police said. He wanted to end her suffering, the son told police.

"The son contacted police, who sent officers to the scene Friday around 7:45 a.m., but it was too late.

"Waide had shot his wife, 92-year-old Malka Waide, in the head, police said. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, and is expected to survive. Her condition was not available.

"Waide was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:46 a.m. by the Lehigh County coroner's office. His death was ruled a suicide."


Four Gunshot Victims Found In Bedroom, 2 Dead

"TABERNACLE, NJ — New Jersey State Police have released the names of the three children who were shot in what appears to have been an attempted murder/suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey.

"Financial troubles may have led to the violence.

"Investigators say the incident was reported at 9:16 a.m. Thursday at a home on 39 Holly Park Drive.

"According to investigators, all of the victims were shot inside the same bedroom.

"8-year-old Nadia Harriman and 14-year-old Nicholas Harriman were dead when police arrived on the scene.

"11-year-old Alexander Harriman and 44-year-old Jeaninne LePage were still alive, and rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where they remain in critical condition.

"LePage, who had been shot in the head, is said to be the mother of the children.

"All four are believed to have been shot with the same weapon—a handgun found at the scene.

"The incident was reported by family members, police said, who were in the home. Investigators say nobody heard the shooting.

"Capt. Stephen Jones said, `We are not getting into reasons why right now.`"