Wednesday, December 31, 2008

1 Dead, 1 on Life Support in KY

"ELSMERE, KY -- A man killed himself after shooting his estranged wife in the head Tuesday night in Elsmere.

"Elsmere Police said John Decker, 49, and his estranged wife, Terri Decker, 41, were at the home of his father on Dell Street when John grabbed a gun and shot his wife in the head. He later went to the home the couple had once shared a few hundred yards away and killed himself.

"Terri Decker was in critical but stable condition at University Hospital Wednesday. Friends said Terri was on life support and not expected to survive.

"According to friends of the couple, John Decker, 49, had hit rock bottom. He had lost his job, his home and his wife. On top of it all, he was caring for his father who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

"Despite their separation, police said the couple had been spending time together, raising questions about what led to the shooting."

From WLWT...

Grisly Welfare Check

"SACRAMENTO, CA - The Nevada County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday reported finding the bodies of an elderly couple in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide.

"Around noon Wednesday, the sheriff's communications center received a call from a family who lived from out of the area asking for a welfare check on an elderly couple because the family had not heard from them in several days. The couple lived in the Peardale area, according to a press release.

"Deputies went to the home and found an elderly man and woman with fatal gunshot sounds. It appears that the man shot the woman before turning the gun on himself, the Sheriff's Department said.

"The deaths are still under investigation and the names of the pair aren't being released until the next of kin has been notified and positive identification has been made, authorities said."

From the Sacramento Bee...

Mandeville murder-suicide?

"MANDEVILLE, JAMAICA- The Mandeville police are now investigating a possible case of murder-suicide following the discovery of two bodies miles apart this morning.

"The body of businesswoman Abma Smith, 39, was found at her house on Marshall’s Pen Close in Mandeville, Manchester, this morning.

"While the body of farmer Alvin James, 43, was discovered at his house in Bombay District in Williamsfield.

"The police say a family member found Ms. Smith’s body shortly after 7:00 a.m.

"They say she appeared to have been strangled as a piece of rope was found tied around her neck.

"Several minutes later, another police team was called to Bombay District where Mr James was found hanging from a breadfruit tree by a piece of rope.

"The police believe the incident was triggered by a domestic dispute."


Bad Cop

"MARBLETOWN, NY – A retired state trooper assigned to the Thruway shot and killed his estranged wife early Wednesday morning and then took his own life, State Police said.

"William Cotto, 53, had entered his wife’s residence at 3657 Main Street in Marbletown around 4 a.m. armed with a shotgun and shot and killed his wife, 49-year-old Isol Cotto. Cotto them went to a parking lot at a nearby gas station and shot himself to death, police said.

"No one else at the residence was injured.

"Cotto had been arrested on misdemeanor charges for unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, menacing in the second degree and harassment in the second degree on December 30. At the time of his arrest, State Police secured all weapons known to be in Cotto’s possession. They included a shotgun and ammunition, as well as knives and billy clubs. He was arraigned and committed to the Ulster County Jail on 5,000 bail.

"At the time of the murder/suicide incident, Cotto was in violation of an order of protection as a result of the earlier charges."


Botched M/S Results in "Brutal Carnage"

"UPPER DARBY, PA. – A 20-year-old Drexel Hill woman was `butchered and slaughtered` by her former boyfriend in a domestic dispute turned deadly, according to Upper Darby police.

"Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Amber Jackson’s former boyfriend was laying in wait for her when she returned to her parents’ Drexel Hill home Tuesday night.

"Jackson, 20, a student at Delaware County Community College, was a part-time dispatcher with state police at Norristown, according to Chitwood.

"Police say they expect to file murder charges against Frederick Cleveland, 23, a sanitation worker for Lansdowne Borough. Cleveland was hospitalized in critical condition with stab wounds police believe were self-inflicted after the murderous attack.

"The situation unfolded Tuesday night on the 400 block of Foss Avenue in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.

"Chitwood said Cleveland confronted his ex-girlfriend on the porch of her parents’ home. She ran in and locked the door, but he broke in.

"Chitwood says the two struggled in the living room and `continued upstairs into the bathroom, where she was stabbed and found dead on the floor.` He says the woman’s little sister hid in a closet and heard the struggle. Police say the man faces murder and other charges.

"The suspect was found lying on the kitchen floor with a stab wound to the chest.

"Chitwood indicated the crime scene was one of brutal carnage."

From the Daily Times...

Cops Foil Murder/Suicide Down Under

"A driver who leapt from the Hawkesbury River Bridge in front of a woman passenger and two children yesterday may have been planning a murder-suicide.

"Police are investigating whether the children may have been drugged when the man ran from his car and jumped after he spotted police.

"A woman passenger in the car also climbed the railing but was rescued by police. There is no suggestion the woman was involved in any plot to kill the children.

"Police driving along the F3 became stuck in a line of traffic caused by the car as it was driven slowly towards the bridge about 9.30am.

"As they followed, the car slowed to a stop and the male Asian driver, 40, from Cabramatta, left the car and jumped off the bridge.

"His 43-year-old female Asian passenger also climbed the railing and there were fears she too would jump. She was taken to be interviewed by police, along with the boy and girl, aged between 10 and 12, who had remained in the back seat of the car when the man jumped."

From the Daily Telegraph (AU)...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Meanwhile, Back in the States

"New Braunfels, TX - Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred this morning around 8:30 at Mill Bridge Apartments at 1045 Sanger Ave.

"As of noon today, investigators still were on the scene investigating what took place in Building 400.

"Officers at the scene declined to release any information, stating all comments would come from their public information officer, Lt. Michael Penshorn. As of 12:20 p.m., Penshorn has not returned calls or e-mails..."

From the Herald-Zeitung...

UPDATE: neighbors heard "pounding, gunshots" (

Meanwhile, Back in the Jungle

"JWANENG, Botswana - Jwaneng police are investigating a suspected murder suicide case after the descovery of the bodies of a couple recently.

"The body of a 22-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood at Mosadimogolo lands, 10 kilometres from Maokane village, while that of that of her 33-year-old boyfriend was found hanging from the rafters of a house two kilometres ago.

"The man originates from Mmathethe Village.

"Superintendent Mothubane said the bodies of the couple are awaiting postmortem at Jwaneng Mine Hospital.

"He said it is the second incident of a suspected murder and suicide in his policing area this year.

"He advised the lovers to seek advice from dikgosi, pastors and social workers when they experience problems that they are incapable of resolving/ On other issues, Superintendent Mothubane said crime in Jwaneng was on the rise. He said they were overwhelmed by reported cases of assault from cattle posts.

"He said most of these violent incidents take place after drinking."

Source: BOPA Daily News...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kinky Sex Led To Murder/Suicide

"Norristown, PA - Montgomery County authorities say a Bridgeport man jumped to his death from a bridge over the weekend after he apparently accidentally killed his live-in girlfriend earlier in the week.

"Police say James Goeke tied a rope around his neck and jumped from the Dannehower Bridge Saturday afternoon. When police went to his home to notify his girlfriend, they found a badly decomposed body, believed to be Michelle Kavenaugh.

"District attorney Risa Ferman says it appears the 42-year-old woman was strangled during a consensual sexual encounter. She says police also found a note signed by Goeke:

"… `indicating that it was a terrible accident. It was too late to save her and he wrote that he was going to join her.`

"Detectives found Kavenaugh in the master bedroom of the Ross Road apartment with a cloth robe belt around her neck. Prosecutors are calling this a homicide-suicide and don’t believe that anyone else was involved."

Source: KYW 1060...

Pair Found Dead in CA Home

"MANTECA, CA - A man and a woman were found shot to death inside a Manteca home Monday in what police are suspecting is a murder-suicide case.

"A call came in at 10:10 a.m. Monday from a relative who saw two bodies lying in the foyer of the home in the 1000 block of Gladiola Place.

"Manteca police said they think the man was the shooter...

"The house is up for sale. Police think it is in foreclosure...

"The victims' names have not been released."

From KCRA 53...

Swarming Troopers Investigate Murder-Suicide

"AUSABLE FORKS, NY — An AuSable Forks couple are dead, and State Police are investigating it as a possible murder-suicide.

"State Police troopers swarmed to the home of Otis and Fredricka Collins at 3 French Village Road about 10 a.m. Monday.

"Black Brook Town Supervisor Ricky Nolan said he was shocked to hear about the deaths and the possibility that Mr. Collins might have killed his wife and himself.

“`I can’t imagine. I’m at a loss for words. He was such as outgoing man, very giving.`

"Nolan and Mr. Collins worked together at Clinton Correctional Facility for 22 years. Mr. Collins retired just last year.

"He and Mrs. Collins were well-regarded around town."

From the Press Republican...

Hong Kong Bed & Bath

"HONG KONG - A stunned woman returned home from work in the early hours of yesterday to find her father hanging inside the toilet and her mother near death in bed.

"Police have classified the deaths, in Hiu Kwai House, Kwai Chung, as homicide and suicide, while detectives from Kwai Chung's district crime squad carry out a follow-up investigation.

"The bodies of the 67-year-old man, surnamed Lui, and his 70-year-old wife surnamed Wong, were discovered by their 36-year- old daughter when she returned from work as a late-shift cashier in a supermarket. Ms Lui called the police at about 1.20am.

"Initial examinations found abrasions on the neck of the woman. Police believe the man strangled his wife before killing himself.

"The husband and wife were pronounced dead at Yan Chai Hospital. Post-mortem examinations will be conducted to find out the cause of death.

"There was no death note and the daughter told police that her father acted normally when she last saw him before leaving for work...

"Neighbors said the couple appeared to be in poor health and were feeble. They described the daughter as being devoted to the parents. She prepared their evening meal before leaving for work in the afternoon.

"The neighbors believed the couple had throat problems, adding there was a strong smell of medicinal oil around them.

"Tenants of nearby flats added they did not know much about the family as they moved in only two years ago."

From The Standard...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boys Will Be Boys

"BRADENTON, FL – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one man critically injured and another dead.

"Investigators say a man showed up at the home of his ex-girlfriend, and shot another man inside the house. They say he then shot and killed himself.

"His name is not being released until relatives are notified of his death.

"The shooting victim, 32-year-old Chris Sharts, was taken to Bayfront Hospital where he is in critical condition.

"According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect went to the home to talk to his ex-girlfriend.

"When he arrived and saw Sharts inside the home, he confronted him about his relationship with his ex, and shot him.

"Investigators say a 3-year old girl, a 6-year old boy and a 17-year old babysitter were in the house when the shooting happened."

Source: FOX13...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Out of Luck

"LUCK, WI - Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say two people have been fatally shot in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

"Polk County deputies found the bodies of 66-year-old LaVonne Relander and 74-year-old Rayburn Boyd on Saturday morning.

"Authorities say the bodies were in the couple's home in the rural town of Luck.

"Deputies say a relative of Relander called 911 Saturday about 10:30 a.m. after finding the bodies.

"Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows that Relander was shot multiple times and Boyd died of self-inflicted wounds.

"The sheriff's office continues to investigate."

Report from the Chicago Tribune...

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

"Medon, TN - The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Saturday night in Medon.

"The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a home on Jennalee Lane. Investigators found the bodies of Mary G. McNatt, 69, and her husband James Owen McNatt, 73. The couple may have previously filed for the divorce, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

"Mary McNatt was found with multiple gunshot wounds, the release said. James McNatt apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Source: the Jackson Sun...

Evil Stepfather

"Broken Arrow, OK - Saturday morning, Broken Arrow police are investigating an apparent murder suicide.

"It happened last night, officers got a call about family disturbance around 11 o'clock.

"When they arrived to the scene near 1000 West Queens Street, they found Adam Mills, 33, from Broken Arrow shot to death.

"His step dad, James Duncan, 64, from Tulsa was in the backyard.

"When officers approached Duncan, he turned and shot himself.

"Right now Broken Arrow detectives are continuing to investigate the incident."

From KJRH...

He Said, She Said

"AUSTIN, TX - Just after two Friday afternoon, a man walks into the Park at Saint David's Professional Building and confronts a female employee.

"'There were words spoke between the two individuals. He said something to her. She said something back. I don't know if it was an argument, but he said something, shot her and then walked out,' APD Sgt. Richard Stresing said.

"Sgt. Richard Stresing says the woman worked in a doctor's office on the third floor. Her co-workers witnessed the events and did all they could to save her life.

"'This is a doctor's office. There were doctors who came in to help the victim. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene,' Stresing said.

"Just after she died -- more tragedy. Police say the man drove to a relative's home in Southeast Austin and shot himself. The family is now left to pick up the pieces."

From KVUE...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Mom Ruins Christmas, Botches Suicide

"Port St Lucie, FL - A 31-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly killing her 8-year-old son in what police are saying was a botched murder-suicide plan early Christmas morning.

"According to a Port St. Lucie Police Department arrest affidavit, Eryn Allegra of the 2200 block of Southeast Bowie Street, gave her son eight Advil pills to put him to sleep Wednesday night and then, between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday morning, smothered him with a pillow in a room of the Holiday Inn on U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie.

"Allegra then reportedly slit her wrists in an attempt to commit suicide but was not successful. She called 911 and was taken to St. Lucie Medical Center, where she was treated for minor cuts to her wrists and arms."

From TCPalm...

Accidental Murder-Suicide in China

"A man who jumped out from an apartment on the 35th floor to commit suicide in Shenzhen special economic zone, Guangdong province, last Thursday, inadvertently killed a passing bike rider.

"Liu, a young man from Heilongjiang province and alleged drug addict, jumped from the building at about 4 pm, after standing for 12 hours on the balcony.

"Li, a 52-year-old man from Hunan province who ran a fast food restaurant nearby, was delivering takeaways when Liu jumped on him.

"Liu died immediately and Li later succumbed in hospital."


Xmas in Phoenix: Two Dead

"PHOENIX, AZ - A Phoenix family is dazed and in mourning after a Christmas gathering turned tragic.

"911 operators got a call about a shooting near 27th Avenue and Glendale Avenue about 8 p.m. Police Lt. Robert Sparks said about a dozen people led them to a woman in her 20s who had been fatally shot in the front yard.

"Family members told the officers a man who had a relationship with woman had unexpectedly arrived at the holiday celebration at the house on 24th Drive. He declined an invitation to come inside and instead asked the woman step outside the house.

"Shortly after she exited, people inside the home heard a gunshot. They went outside and saw the woman on the ground and the man running southbound down the street, according to police.

"Police established a perimeter around the neighborhood and brought in a helicopter and K-9 search teams.

"Sparks said they found the man about six houses away. He was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Officers have recovered the gun."

From AZCentral...

2 Dead in Okie Xmas Eve Shooting

"Coweta, OK - Police tape surrounds what's now a roadside grave for several people and neighbors nearby say this is a Christmas Eve they're not soon to forget.

"Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Wagoner County Sheriff's deputies ended their manhunt for a suspect in the triple shooting Wednesday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m., just two hours after receiving a call from a home near 41st and Midway that there was some sort of domestic dispute there.

"'He called and said get your kids and go in and lock the door there's a shooter on the loose,' said Shelly Addington, who lives in an area that was cordoned off by deputies.

"And it wasn't just Santa this family was waiting for this Christmas Eve. They spent a good part of their day hiding from this unknown gunman. 'We're packing,' said Ronnie Addington. 'Waiting for him to come out.'

"The search ended with the discovery of two people, a man and a woman, shot dead.

"'The bodies are near the roadway,' said George Brown, with Oklahoma Highway Patrol. 'One man's been transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.'

"According to Wagoner County deputies, that victim is expected to live."

From FOX23...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

3 Dead in Santa Rampage

"COVINA, CA - Witnesses stated that a male suspect dressed in a Santa Claus suit, burst into a Covina home and blasted occupants with a firearm at close range, while the people in the home celebrated a Christmas Eve party. It is further alleged that Santa then threw Molotov Cocktails (A Russian form of Napalm in a bottle) into the Covina home in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California.

"The Covina home then caught fire. At least three people are confirmed dead according to the Covina police.

"The Santa impostor showed up at the Christmas party, began shooting the occupants with a handgun according to Covina police Lieutenant Pat Buchanan.

"Officer Buchanan stated that at least three bodies were found when the fire was extinguished put out. It was later determined that the Santa used the fire bombs to ignite the fire."

From Law Fuel...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Two Dead in Parking Lot

"Sioux Falls, SD - Two people were found dead outside HSBC in Sioux Falls this morning in what police say was a murder/suicide.

"A man and a woman – husband and wife, police say – were found lying in the parking lot at 2200 E. Benson Road this morning, according to a press release from police. Both appeared to have been killed by gunshot wounds.

"The female victim was an employee of HSBC. Her husband, the suspect, was not.

"As is customary, police did not release any names prior to notification of relatives."

From ArgusLeader...

Eight is Too Much

"COLUMBUS, OH — CPD homicide detectives are investigating after two bodies were found in a West Side home.

"Two bodies were found in a home in the 300 block of South Hague Avenue.

"'We do have two bodies inside. A male and a female. At this point, we’re extremely early in the investigation. Of course, it’s going to be investigated like a homicide at this point – until we find out something different,' an on-scene detective said.

"One female and one male were found dead on the home’s second floor.

"Apparently, there were six children in the home when the bodies were found."

From nbc4i...

Ladies' Night

"Houston, TX - A romantic rivalry may have been behind an apparent murder-suicide involving two women who were found dead in a west Houston townhome, police said.

"Police were dispatched to the townhomes in the 15200 block of Memorial about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after residents reported hearing gunfire.

"Minutes later, police received another call about a disturbance with a weapon at a particular address.

"The officers found the women inside the home, dead from apparent gunshot wounds. One of them appeared to be about 40 and the other is believed to have been in her mid- to late 20s, police said.

"Their names were withheld pending notification of relatives.

"The older woman apparently shot the younger woman before killing herself, investigators said. She apparently had been in a relationship with the younger woman's current boyfriend, police said.

"The man lives in the townhome, police said, but a police spokesman said he did not know whether the man was present when the shootings took place."


Textbook Murder-Suicide in Illinois

"LaSalle, IL - The LaSalle Police Department is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide.

"Officers responded to a call Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of Bucklin Street in LaSalle where they found a man and a woman dead in an apartment. An infant was also found in the apartment, unharmed. She has since been turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services.

"The identities of both victims are being withheld until their families are notified. Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday. The LaSalle county coroner's office and Illinois State Police are investigating."


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ohio Strangulation/Shooting Leaves Two Dead

"WEST JEFFERSON, OH - West Jefferson police say a man meticulously and methodically planned every detail of a murder-suicide in what was apparently, until recently, a trouble-free relationship.

"Teddy Thompson, 50, used a belt to strangle his longtime girlfriend Mary Kington, 56, of Worthington late Saturday night in his West Jefferson apartment in Madison County, said Police Sgt. Terry Ward.

"Then, he carefully put her in bed, placed her hands across her chest and tucked her in under the covers. He lay down next to her and shot himself once in the head with a .38-caliber revolver.

"Authorities found the couple just after 10 p.m. Sunday after Kington's daughter called police and said she hadn't heard from her mother in more than a day.

"'People are saying this had been a pleasant relationship,' Ward said. 'Then recently, something happened and the mother told the daughter if she came up dead, Teddy Thompson did it.'

"Kington was a home health-care worker who cared for the elderly and had three children and a grandson.

"Thompson had been planning the deaths for at least two weeks, Ward said."

From the Columbus Dispatch...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Two Iced in Wisconsin

"PORT WASHINGTON, WI - Port Washington police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

"They were called at about 9:15 a.m. Monday to perform a welfare check on a person in the 1600 block of Newport Vista Drive.

"Officers found the body of a 39-year-old woman, identified as Mary Butler of Port Washington.

"The body of her ex-husband was found earlier at a residence in the village of Jackson.

"An autopsy has been scheduled."

From WISN...

Two Dead in South African Shooting

"A 22-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend at a hotel in Soshanguve before turning the gun on himself, Pretoria police said on Monday.

"Captain Solly Marindi said the two bodies were found with head wounds four hours after the man had booked himself into the hotel.

"'After booking in, he left and returned with the woman about two hours later. They then sat in their car outside the hotel... until staff heard two gunshots at 10pm,' he said.

"The motive for the killings was unknown."

From Pretoria News...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dallas M/S Mom May Have Staged Attacks

"DALLAS, TX - A mother and her two young children were found shot to death Friday, possibly by the mother who may have also staged a series of attacks on the family over the last two weeks, police said.

"No official ruling on the deaths has been made. 'We are still waiting for tests to come back to determine if it was in fact a murder/suicide,' Dallas police spokesman Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse said.

"Police said there were at least three disturbance calls involving the dead woman since Dec. 6, when she reported that a gun-wielding man stole her purse and laptop computer outside the real-estate office where she worked with her husband.

"Officers had visited the home twice within the past week, responding to a reported home invasion, assault and kidnapping.

"'We are looking to determine whether or not they were valid offenses and whether they occurred the way they were reported,' Miller said.

"On Dec. 13, 51-year-old Frank Geis was interviewed by police after he was apparently assaulted in his home, according to police reports obtained by The Dallas Morning News. His wife told police that two men dressed in black and wearing ski masks and gloves burst into the home around 8:30 a.m. She said they beat her husband with a hammer on the right side of his head.

"Jeanmarie Geis said that after the assault on her husband, she was kidnapped by the two men. She told police the men tied her up with duct tape and taped her eyes shut.

"Later, the men put her in a car and tried to sexually assault her. She told police that when she resisted, they pushed her out of the car and fled the scene, according to police reports.

"The next day, she was in her driveway when a man approached her, put a gun to her head and forced her into a car, according to police reports. He made her remove her shirt and rubbed the barrel of the gun across her face, she told police. The man then told her, 'You're going to be mine.'

"Jeanmarie Geis also told police that the man said, 'This is for what your sweet daddy did to my family.' The woman was the daughter of the late state District Judge Mark Tolle, who presided over some high-profile criminal trials in Dallas.

"According to the police reports, Geis escaped from the car. The man chased her and pinned her to the ground but fled again when a nearby garage door opened."

From The Star Tribune...

Pix of victims & crime scene at Fox 4...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ladies, Watch Out For Those Those Ex's

"Dundee, FL - Polk County Deputies are investigating a murder suicide that happened early Saturday night.

"Investigators said deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Adams Avenue in Dundee just after 6:00p.m.

"When they arrived they found one man outside who had been shot.

"Deputies then called a SWAT team who entered the house and found a man and woman dead inside.

"Investigators said the dead man was an ex-husband of the woman, and the wounded man was also an ex-husband of the woman.

"According to investigators, the first ex-husband showed up to the home where his ex-wife, her 17 year old daughter and the other ex-husband were. The first ex-husband burst into the home and shot the woman, who died on the scene. The man then shot the second ex-husband before turning the gun on himself.

"The second ex-husband was transported to a hospital in Haines City where he is listed in serious condition."

From FOX 35...

UPDATE: Killer left recorded message (Tampa Bay Online)...

Another Mom Ruins Christmas

"DALLAS, TX - Dallas police say a mother and her two young children have been found shot to death in their home and that it may have been murder-suicide.

"Police say Jeanmarie Geis may have also staged a series of attacks on her family over the last two weeks.

"Her husband was at a doctor's office at the time of the shootings and was questioned and released. A police spokesman said he's been 'very forthcoming' and police are not calling him a suspect."

From ABC 15...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Deadly Domestic Dispute

"LITTLE ROCK, AR - Little Rock Police say a man shot and killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

"They say the shooting was the end result of a domestic dispute.

"Neighbor Jeanette Berry's son was with the female victim's son when he came home from school.

"'And my son said he was knocking on the door, wasn't no answer, so he said they pushed a button inside the car to let the garage up and they went it,' says Berry.

"What was found were the bodies of 40-year-old Shannon Barron and her boyfriend 38-year-old Gerald Galin.

"Galin reportedly shot Barron in the back of the head.

"Police say they found a note Galin wrote that describes his actions and the gun was near his body."

From KTHV...

Motel Mystery

"Evansville, IN - A woman and child are dead after being found in an Evansville motel room. The bodies were found in a room at the Motel 6 on Highway 41 in Evansville late Friday morning. Police have not released much information, but say the room was locked from the inside and a weapon was found in the room. Officials say there was obvious trauma to the bodies and this could be a case of murder-suicide. Police will not say if the child was a boy or a girl, but did say it was a young child. The woman was in her 20's."

From Tristate HomePage...

UPDATE: KY Mom, daughter remain a mystery (WFIE)...

Swan Creek Swan Song

"Saginaw, MI - Saginaw County Sheriff Department officials are reporting a murder/suicide about 10 a.m. today in Swan Creek Township.

"Early reports indicate a man may have shot his wife and then himself at 11345 Spencer, said Tom McIntyre, Saginaw County Central Dispatch director.

"Scanner traffic indicated that there were four children in the home and that a 9-year-old called 911.

"Further details were not immediately available."


Thrilla In Manila

"Quezon City policemen are looking for the relatives and the engineer husband of an Iligan-based teacher – who journeyed to Manila with their five-year-old son but ended up killing the boy and committing suicide at a hotel – in the hopes of getting information that would shed light on the incident.

"Superintendent Marcelino Pedrozo, chief of the city police’s Homicide Investigation Section, said they intend to get the statements once the relatives and the husband of teacher Ve Cheryl Buhion-Casan turn up to claim the remains of the unfortunate duo from a funeral parlor.

"Pedrozo said that Casan, 32, went to Manila from Iligan city in northern Mindanao with her five-year-old son to confirm rumors that her husband, Bolanting Casan, was cheating on her and was keeping a mistress in Manila. Police said the victims were also planning on spending the Christmas with Bolanting in Manila.

"Upon tracing his husband’s house in Manila, the female Casan was denied entry into the residence because her husband’s mistress was allegedly there.

"Casan and her son, Brylle, then decided to just check in at a Sogo Hotel in Novaliches, Quezon City on Tuesday morning.

"The next day, at about 12:45 p.m., the hotel management decided to force open the room’s door when nobody answered their knocks. Workers found the lifeless boy lying on the bed and the mother hanging from the shower with a nylon rope tied around her neck.

"Investigators have said that the boy could have died either by poisoning or medicine overdose."

From GMA NEWS...

Another Elderly Pair Calls It Quits

"COLUMBUS, NJ - An elderly man fatally shot his wife, then killed himself with the same gun, authorities said Thursday.

"George and Lillian Megelsh were both 79 and 'experiencing health problems,' said the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. Their bodies were found Thursday morning in their home on Covered Bridge Circle.

"A suicide note was found, but its contents were not disclosed."

From The Courier Post...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Fed Up" Mom Ices Kid, Self

"ADDIS, LA - West Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder-suicide tonight.

"Investigators tell us a mother, Lavinia Banks was upset with her husband and fed up with her marriage so she took her 7-year-old son, Darieyonne, shot him once and dragged the little boy to the bathroom where they tell us she shot him again.

"That's where they say she left the 7-year-old's body in a tub full of water.

"They tell us the mother then shot herself in the head and killed herself."

From WAFB...

Who Shot Who?

"Harrisonburg, VA - The shooting last week on Old Furnace Road appears to be an attempted murder-suicide, according to an affidavit used to get multiple search warrants issued in the case. The shooting claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another.

"In the early morning hours of Dec. 11, Harrisonburg police officers responded to a shooting call at 1056 Old Furnace Road. After arriving, police found two people lying on the kitchen floor, according to the affidavit. The apartment's owner, who isn't identified, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. According to the affidavit, the second person, 'believed to be the suspect based on preliminary interviews,' was found with a gunshot wound to the head, which was 'consistent with being self inflicted.'

"The man who died about 12 hours after the shooting has been identified by police as Brian Wickliff, 47, of Harrisonburg. But police won't say whether they believe he or the wounded man, who police have not identified, was the shooter in the case. The wounded individual remains at the University of Virginia Medical Center in critical condition, according to the last update from police.

"The affidavit states that the home's front window was forcibly entered.

"In a search of the home, police seized several items, including shell casings and a bullet that was removed from a wall.

"During the search of the parking lot, police located a red Mitsubishi Eclipse, which was traced back to a resident at 95 Perry St. in Harrisonburg. Police believe that resident was the shooter, according to the affidavit."

Sourec: DNROnline...

Indian Actress UPDATE

"The murder of Telugu actress Bhargavi has opened up a pandora's box. With fresh evidences and information, the police have been unravelling the murder mystery. Actress Bhargavi was found dead along with an associate Praveen, in her apartment in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad on Tuesday under suspicious circumstances. First hand evidences showed that she was stabbed to death by Praveen, who later committed suicide by consuming soft drink mixed with cyanide.

"Investigations have shown that deep cuts in the lungs and chest led to her death, though there were many other wounds on the rest of her body. Though the police had earlier ruled out any struggle, the latest reports show that Bhargavi, who was not willing to commit suicide was stabbed to death by Praveen in rapid succession. Praveen's suicide note reveals that Bhargavi's refusal to get back to Praveen ever since they have been staying separately for some months had triggered the whole incident."

From oneindia...

Sports Report

"A mixed martial arts fighter and his wife have been found shot to death in a Laguna Niguel condominium in what authorities say was an apparent murder-suicide.

"Orange County sheriff's officials say the bodies of Justin Levens and his wife Sarah McLean-Levens were found Wednesday afternoon. The 28-year-old Levens competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other fighting federations.

"Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says the couple were found by the woman's mother, who called 911."


Tallahassee Take-Down

" Tallahassee, FL - Two people are confirmed dead after a shooting in Tallahassee. Police are still investigating the incident that took place at around 7:00 p.m. on Locke street, just off Meridian.

"According to Tallahassee Police, it was an apparent murder-suicide resulting from a domestic dispute. The male allegedly shot the female, and then shot himself. The man was dead on the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital where she later died.

"Officer David McCranie said, 'It was a 911 call and officers responded within a few minutes of the gunshots and when they arrived on scene, they found both the victim and suspect lying in the roadway.'

"Police have not yet confirmed the relationship between the man and woman..."

From WCTV...

UPDATE: Shooter, victim had histories of domestic violence, drug abuse (WCTV)...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Love Triangle" Three Banger in Pakistan

"A young man committed suicide after killing a girl he loved and the man she was allegedly having an affair with in the Baghbanpura on Wednesday.

"The victims have been identified as Sidra Siddique (22), a resident of Naqshibandi Bazaar and Najam Ali Qazi (35), a resident of Daroghawala, while the killer was identified as Advocate Noorulameen, who was also a resident of Naqshbandi Bazaar. Police officials said that Sidra was a student of class 10 class and had been taking extra classes at a local academy owned by Najam.

"The Bagbanpura Police station house officer (SHO) said that on the day of the incident Noorulamin had visited Najams house, where he ran his academy and was teaching Sidra at the time. He said that the assailant locked the door behind him and opened fire on Najam and Sirda, adding that Sidra received two bullets in her head and one in her chest, , while Najam was shot thrice in his side. The SHO said that after killing the two, Noorulameen shot himself in the head. The police seized a silenced pistol and a letter containing a suicide note explaining the reasons behind the killings from the scene. Police officials said that since the killer had used a silenced pistol, the crime was not discovered until one of Najam’s students visited his house. The student informed the authorities who removed the bodies to the morgue after reaching the scene."

From The Daily Times...

Found Alive!

"Howell, MI - They knew the two men fought, but never expected it to escalate into deadly gunplay.

"Five relatives sharing a home on Richardson Road with Gerald Hall and his nephew, Gregory Howell, had witnessed the pair arguing after drinking. The uncle and nephew had only been living together in an upper loft of the house since last week, after Hall was estranged from his wife and they had been known to argue.

"Late Monday, nearly five days after the men were last seen drinking, family members decided to check on them.

"Using a key to open the door in the loft somewhat separated from the rest of the house, they found a disturbing scene: Hall with a gunshot wound in the head, slipping in and out of consciousness, and his nephew's lifeless body with a six-shot revolver near his hand.

"Police are calling the incident an attempted murder-suicide plot."

From The Detroit News...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Don't Bring Your Work Home With You

"Archbald, PA - A contract security guard at Lockheed Martin's Archbald facility fatally shot an employee Tuesday morning and then killed himself, the company said.

"'The incident took place at approximately 9:30 a.m. Eastern time and is believed to involve a personal matter,' the defense contractor said on the Web site for its Missiles and Fire Control unit in Archbald, outside Scranton. Names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the company said, while Lockheed officials continue to work with local law enforcement at the scene."


UPDATE: Killer was "Trained and Authorized"

"Officials say 59-year-old George Zadolnny shot and killed Deborah Bachak at the plant in Archbald before committing suicide Tuesday morning.

"No one else was injured. The plant was evacuated and workers were sent home for the day.

"State police says the 46-year-old Bachak broke off the relationship several weeks ago. She was an employee at the plant.

"Zadolnny was employed by U.S. Security Associates.

"Lockheed says Zadolnny was 'trained and authorized' to carry a gun as part of his duties."

Source: KXMC CBS13...

"Obvious Shotgun Wounds"

"Alden, NY - Erie County sheriff's detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that left a Town of Alden married couple dead in their home Monday night.

"'We've got two people dead, obvious shotgun wounds, and we're not looking for anyone else,' Sheriff's Capt. Ronald L. Kenyon said.

"Authorities today confirmed that the two people found dead in the home are Jack and Lisa Wilczak, of Four Rod Road. They were believed to be in their 30s.

"Investigators wouldn't say which of the Wilczaks they believe was the shooter.

"Family members who hadn't heard from the couple became concerned and went to their home, where they found the bodies. Relatives called 911 at about 11 p.m. to report the two deaths."

From The Buffalo News...

UPDATE: Everyone Thought Killer was "The Best" (Buffalo News)...

Lost In Translation

"Police has found a suicide note and a cyanide vial on the crime scene. The note has been written by her husband Praveen AKA Bujji. According to the note, they have been separated for sometime now. The signature at the end of the note has been signed by Bujji as Praveen. But, Bhargavi’s sign was nowhere to be found in it.

"When Bhargavi’s father was contacted, he replied that they both are not married but living together as a couple. For the past two years, they were at Guntur in Gorantal Village which is her native place. They had plans to get married in the future. The bereaved mother of Bhargavi revealed that they don’t have any disputes among them, amidst weeping.

"Investigation department suspects that she might have been murdered first and then the other person committed suicide with the cyanide."

From IndiaGlitz...

Classic M/S Down Under

"A man who fatally gunned down a woman working at a service station in Sydney's southwest has been found dead at a nearby home.

"The murder-suicide was the result of a domestic dispute, police said, with the 40-year-old man believed to be the partner of the woman, aged in her 20s.

"Officers discovered the dead man with a gunshot wound about 8.30pm (AEDT) on Tuesday after evacuating neighbours and repeated attempts to contact him failed.

"The woman was shot in the chest in broad daylight while working at a PB petrol station on the Hume Highway at Casula about four hours earlier."

From THE AGE...

UPDATE: "Bitter" Divorce Preceded Killing (More...)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mumbai Muck Up

"MUMBAI: A 30-year old woman allegedly strangulated her two children to death and tried to commit suicide at her house in suburban Bhandup on Monday, police said.

"The woman, resident of Kismet Nagar, strangulated her five year old boy and two and a half year old daughter at around 2.30 pm in her house and later attempted suicide by hanging herself. She was rushed to Mulund hospital. She has survived but her two kids are dead, DCP Rajkumar Watkar said.

"The reason as to what prompted her to take the extreme step is not clear, he said, adding that she is not mentally sound.

"Her husband, who is a scrap dealer, and 10-year-old son were out when the incident took place, he said."

From The Times of India...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Murder/Suicide Delayed

"A Chicago doctor committed suicide Saturday in the Allegheny County Jail, where he was being held on charges he caused the death of a Wisconsin motorcyclist in a September crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as police chased him at high speeds through two states.

"Dr. Shiva Lal Acharya, 33, a Nepalese doctor who resided in Chicago, killed himself at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Ramesh Lamichhane, the doctor's nephew who lives in Harrisburg.

"Dr. Acharya was driving from Chicago to a job interview in Easton, Pa., early on Sept. 4, when he began fleeing Ohio Highway Patrol officers at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour because he did not have a valid drivers license in that state due to a previous drunk driving charge.

"The chase of Dr. Acharya's black BMW was continued by Pennsylvania State Police until the doctor lost control of his car 33 miles from the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line and slid into a motorcycle operated by Keith Brown, 46, of Green Bay, Wisc."

From the Pittsburgh Post/Gazette...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

More Death in the Great White North

"Yesterday, a memorial service at Church of the Master was filled with friends, neighbours and relatives who no doubt would have been there for the Scarborough retiree struggling with his inner demons.

"What caused him to snap and decimate his family, stabbing his wife Wanda, 64, daughter Liz Tompkins, 41, son Rick, 38, and even his beloved poodle before shooting himself? Why had he turned their tidy quiet bungalow on Welwyn Ave. into a bloody scene of family carnage, with a note hastily tacked on the front door: 'Do not enter, Call Police'?"

What, indeed. Find out at cnews...

Friday, December 12, 2008

OFF TOPIC: French Triple Suicide

"A mother and her adult daughter, devastated by the suicide of another daughter, have killed themselves on the same railway track in southern France.

"They went to a section of a high-speed TGV line near the town of Sollies-Pont, near Toulon, where the elder daughter killed herself in July.

"A close friend is now looking after the father, a 58-year-old businessman, who reportedly told police after the double suicide this week that he might also kill himself 'not today but maybe tomorrow.'"

From BBC News...

Editor's Note: Who's the killer here? In my opinion it's the first daughter. It's very unusual for the killer to be the first to go.

Killer Chooses Death By Rush Hour

"A man and a woman are dead in an apparent domestic tragedy that played out in two communities in Geauga County.

"Fox 8 News' Jack Shea reports that investigators say the case is being investigated as a potential murder suicide.

"It started here in Chester Township when police received a call about a disturbance at a home on Kirkwood Drive. When authorities arrived, they found a 32-year-old woman dead inside. Investigators will not say how she died, but they do confirm that she was murdered.

"Meanwhile, police in Bainbridge were notified that a pick-up truck had crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer on State Route 306. Rt. 306 from between Washington and Tanglewood were shut down for some time. The semi driver was not seriously injured but the driver of the pick-up was killed. It turns out he had a close relationship with the woman who was murdered."

From Fox Cleveland...

Canada Does It The Hard Way

"The deaths of a man and a woman in Cardiff, Alberta, were the result of a murder-suicide, RCMP announced Friday.

"The bodies of Anette Dupuis, 41, of Cardiff and Joseph Terrence [Terry] Rogerson, 52, of Morinville were found by police around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"The medical examiner determined that Dupuis died of stab wounds and Rogerson died of self-inflicted stab wounds.

"People who knew Dupuis, who worked as a real estate agent in Morinville, said she had been in a relationship with Rogerson.

"Cardiff, which is near Morinville, is roughly 40 kilometres north of Edmonton.

"Police said there was no evidence of anyone else being involved in the deaths and they are not looking for suspects."

From CBC News...

Old Folks Check Out

"Laguna Woods, CA - An elderly couple were found dead by a caretaker inside a Laguna Woods Village apartment this morning, the result of what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.

"The husband and wife were found with apparent gunshot wounds by sheriff's deputies at about 8:30 a.m. today, said Lt. Hal Brotheim of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Deputies were called to the second-floor apartment in the 5500 block of Paseo de Lago East when a caretaker found the door locked and saw the two through a window.

"Several patrol cars surrounded the apartment building this morning as authorities investigated the scene."

Full story at OC Register...

No motive in double murder-suicide

"For more than a month, investigators have tried to find a clue or get a sense of what led to the double murder-suicide of a family of three inside a quiet suburban Spring Garden Township home.

"After reviewing medical and personal records and interviewing friends and family members, police said Wednesday, they do not know why John Goodman - a 1986 graduate of South Western High School - killed his wife, Julia, and their 2-year-old son, Langon, before he committed suicide Nov. 2.

"There was no suicide note. Drug and alcohol toxicology tests came back negative.

"A journal Julia Goodman kept did not shed any light on problems.

"There was no history of domestic abuse or police calls to the Goodman home in the 1300 block of Clover Lane. There were no witnesses. The bodies were found 12 hours after the shooting.

"'The only people who truly know what happened can't tell us. They are dead,' Spring Garden Township Police Chief George Swartz said."

Source: The Evening Sun...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Halfway There

"Police in Butler and Hamilton counties are looking for a 28-year-old Fairfield Township man who has threatened to commit suicide after shooting his wife several times tonight with a 9mm semi-automatic gun.

"They identified the man as Carl W. Runk, who is driving a Chevrolet Cavalier with the back window shot out. Dispatchers said they believe he is headed to a Norwood address or to Rest Haven Memorial Park in Blue Ash.

"Police say he may still be armed."


Possible murder-suicide in Geauga County

"Chesterland police are investigating a homicide, which officials say may be connected to a fatal — and potentially suicidal — crash that happened later in the morning a few miles south in Bainbridge Township.

"A 32-year-old Chesterland woman was stabbed to death, authorities said. A little while later, her 33-year-old boyfriend, who lived on Kinsman Road in Novelty, crashed into a tractor-trailer.

"The boyfriend, driving a pickup truck, died in the 9 a.m. crash on Ohio 306 near the Lake Lucerne community. The speeding, southbound pickup truck slammed into a northbound tractor-trailer, police said. There were no skid marks to show the pickup driver tried to stop. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

"Geauga County law enforcement officials said the driver may be linked to the murder that took place in Chesterland, where officials confirmed they are investigating a homicide but could not release specifics."

More at

Bartlett police investigating apparent murder-suicide

"Bartlett, TN - Bartlett police this morning identified the woman killed in an apparent murder-suicide attempt as Patricia Linscome.

"Meanwhile, her husband, Jan Linscome, 74, remained hospitalized in critical condition, from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities believe the husband shot his 73-year-old wife before shooting himself.

"The couple was found by their son, Keith Linscome, 44, when he returned to their home at 6841 Tree Breeze Cove about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

"According to police reports, Keith Linscome, who lived with the couple, left the house about 6 p.m. and went to the gym and grocery store. When he returned, he found a note written by his father on the counter and immediately went to his parents’ bedroom.

"Officers found a .38-caliber revolver in the husband’s hand. He and his wife were in the bed with gunshot wounds to the head.

"Patricia Linscome was pronounced dead at the scene."


Next Time Try the Blue Pill

"Las Vegas, NV - The suspect held in a slaying Tuesday told police she killed her 72-year-old sister because the two were in poor health, burdened by bills and medical expenses, and wanted to die, according to her arrest report.

"Jeannie Twigg, 65, was found lying in a bed in a trailer she shared with her sister, Elizabeth Ann Kinch, on Tuesday morning.

"Kinch was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in another bed in the trailer, the arrest report says.

"Twigg told police that Kinch had brought up the idea of killing themselves, the report says.

"She said Kinch had handed her a handgun and told her to shoot her in the chest, the report says.

"Twigg shot Kinch three times in the chest and threw the handgun in a trash bin in their mobile home community, at 3660 Boulder Highway, near U.S. Highway 95, the report says.

"Twigg then took several pills in an effort to commit suicide but failed, the report says.

"She has been charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon."

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Botched Murder-Suicide Turns into Kidnapping Case

"DOVER, NH — What started as an investigation into a Tuesday morning standoff at a Cobble Hill Drive residence has turned into a kidnapping case after police discovered a woman inside the house hours after the standoff concluded.

"The woman was found inside the 5 Cobble Hill Drive home just before 3:30 p.m., while police were searching the home for weapons. They had been at the home for about two hours.

"`She was very well hidden and extremely terrified,` Police Chief Anthony Colarusso said. `She was conscious and speaking with detectives and there were no signs of serious injuries.`...

"According to the narrative in the complaint... `He stated he was going to kill her and himself, a murder-suicide — he had it planned out but it all went too fast.`"

Full story at

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Avid NRA Enthusiast" Bags Hat Trick

"VIENNA, VA - Fairfax County Police say three people were found dead in a home in Vienna on Tuesday, and it appears that they may be the victims of a tragic murder-suicide.

"It happened at a home in the 9600 block of Cinnamon Creek Drive, and police were called to the scene around 9:20 a.m. Lucy Caldwell of the Fairfax Police Department [said] that all three victims are part of the same family, and another family called police after discovering the scene inside the home.

"Caldwell says the deaths are still under investigation, but initial indications are that it could be a murder-suicide situation. She says investigators are still trying to determine who shot whom, but all three died of apparent gunshot wounds—but official word will come from the medical examiner."

From Fox 5 in Washington DC...

UPDATE: victim was "avid NRA enthusiast"...

OOPS! Killer was avid NRA enthusiast... DOH!

Shooter was also a former CIA employee... Washington Post...

NJ State Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

"Upper Deerfield Township, NJ - State Police are investigating an apparent murder suicide on a farm on Rosenhayn Avenue, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

"Prosecutor Ronald J. Casella said police were called to the farm sometime after midnight Tuesday for a reported shooting. At the scene, Casella said, police found a car on fire with a man’s body inside.

"The investigation is still underway and details are still coming in, but Casella said early indications suggest a man broke through the front door of the home and fatally shot another man."

Breaking news from The Daily Journal...

UPDATE: ( victim described as "a very giving person"...

No Gun? BIG Problem!

Father charged for attempted murder

"Police have charged a 37-year-old man after a failed murder-suicide attempt involving his nine-year-old son.

"He tried to kill himself and the boy by burning charcoal in their flat in Chui Ping North Estate, Kwun Tong, early yesterday morning."


SC: Shooting/Standoff Leaves 2 Dead

"A shooting and standoff has ended with two people dead and deputies say a baby was nearby when it all happened. Greenwood County Sheriff’s Deputies got a call just after midnight on Tuesday about shots being fired inside the ‘Pine Tree Apartments’ located just off the 72 bypass.

"Officers say they saw what looked like a dead woman lying in the doorway and evacuated the apartments. Witnesses say the suspected gunman man had fired several shots and was still inside the apartment possibly with a baby.

"When officers lost contact with the man, they used a special grenade to make entry around two o’ clock Tuesday morning. Inside they found the two dead and the 7-month old unharmed. Deputies say they’re investigating this as a murder- suicide."

From News Channel 7 Web site...

Killer murdered wrong woman (WYFF upadte)...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Two Dead at U-Store-It

"TUCSON, AZ - A man and woman are dead in an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Monday afternoon at an Southeast Side storage facility.

"Tucson police said the woman, 23, was at the U-Store-It facility in the 2800 block of South Pantano Road, taking out belongings from a storage unit.

"She was at the business with her young daughter and the child’s father.

"At some point the woman’s ex-boyfriend arrived at the storage facility and began arguing with the woman.

"The man took his daughter to the office to call 911 as the argument between the woman and her ex-boyfriend escalated, police said.

"While the two were in the office calling 911, the man shot his ex-girlfriend, then himself, police said. They were dead at the scene.

"The woman’s daughter and her father were not injured."


"No History" of Domestic Violence

"NEWARK, NJ - A Hillside man shot his estranged girlfriend to death at her Newark home early today before turning the gun on himself, authorities said...

"Police responding to reports of gunfire found the couple in the woman's bedroom, both with gunshot wounds to the head. Detectives determined that the woman's former boyfriend, Sidhartha Jenkins, 34, of Hillside, shot her multiple times then shot himself in the mouth..."


Double Death in a Double Wide

"HOLLAND, MI - Two frightened boys shivered behind a car as their mother was being murdered in their home Sunday morning, neighbors said.

"The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said it was a murder-suicide at the Leisure Estates Mobile Home Park."



Murdered mom had protection order (

Piggly Wiggly World

2 die in Albany store in apparent murder-suicide

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Albany police say a man shot and killed himself after fatally shooting another male teenager inside a Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Breaking story at WTVM News...

WALB update...

Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword

Police confirm an Irving officer was found dead Sunday morning in an apparent murder and suicide.

A relative found the officer and a woman shot dead inside a closet at the couple's home in the 5200 block of Mineral Creek Drive in Fort Worth.

Breaking story at Fox 4...

Update at

Star-Telegram follow-up...

Controlled Flight into Death

Testimony at inquest leans toward murder-suicide

"Richard Adams testified that the passenger Jim Powers had been upset recently over a failing marriage and was suffering from cancer. He said that on the day of the crash he was despondent yet anxious and set on going up in the plane.

"After the crash, the witness testified that he went to Powers house and found insurance papers and wills with instructions laid out and he believed Powers never planned on returning from that flight."

Read the full report at Live 5...


Jealousy in kinky triangle blamed for murder-suicide

MISTRESS Jade Vixen, a sexy former Ivy Leaguer and a self-proclaimed fan of sexual teasing and sissy-slut training, had high hopes for her relationship with a hotshot Manhattan attorney.

Those dreams were shattered late Sunday night when a purported former flame of Vixen, whose real name is Edythe Maa, ambushed the couple in a parking lot near her apartment on Ridge Avenue near Spring Garden Street, North Philadelphia, killing Anthony Ottaviano, 40, her beau, a leather-loving lawyer.


Jade's MySpace page


09/23/2011 — Second boyfriend dies...