Thursday, April 30, 2009
"WESTBROOK, ME - Two teenagers discovered their parents bodies in their Westbrook condo Tuesday in what police have called `a gruesome, complicated crime scene.`
"Westbrook police said they believe the deaths stemmed from a domestic violence situation but will wait until autopsy results are complete before drawing any conclusions.
"`Both victims died a violent death involving stab wounds,` Westbrook Police Chief William Baker said.
"Detectives wore hazardous materials suits Wednesday while collecting evidence from inside unit No. 9 at the Juniper Lane Condominium Complex in Westbrook."
"GALESBURG, MI - An apparent murder-suicide left two people dead late Wednesday in Galesburg, police said.
"Two people were found with gunshots outside of a residence on Miller Drive, east of 35th Street, in what was apparently a murder-suicide, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said. Names, ages and genders of the two people killed were not immediately released.
"`The victims do not appear to be related, but it looks like they may have known each other,` Fuller said from near the scene late Wednesday night.
"One of the two victims lived at the Miller Drive residence where the bodies were found, the sheriff said.
"Police responded at about 7 p.m. after a woman ran up to a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer who was at the Shell gas station at Miller and 35th Street and said there had been a shooting, according to Fuller. The KDPS officer was at the gas station, just off Exit 85 of Interstate 94, for a prisoner exchange with Battle Creek police, he said.
"The woman who reported the shooting had blood on her, but it wasn't immediately known if she was injured in the shooting incident, the sheriff said."
"BRAINTREE, MA ― Two people are dead in an apparent murder/suicide at a Union Street motel.
The victims are identified as a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s.
"`Evidence at the scene indicates the male may have been the aggressor,` said David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney William Keating. `The man and woman are known to each other.`
"The deaths took place at the Motel 6 at 125 Union St. The motel is made up of two, two-story buildings between the Union Street rotary, the Braintree MBTA station, and the former Braintree landfill.
"Investigators said the bodies were discovered when a motel worker entered a room in the rear of the complex about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday."
From The Patriot Ledger...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"Leesburg, VA - A Leesburg husband and wife were killed this morning in an apparent domestic dispute, and police said they are investigating the deaths as suspicious.
"Leesburg police said they got a 911 call about 4:45 a.m. from a man inside the home in the 800 block of Smartts Lane NE in the Potomac Crossing subdivision. Inside, they found the body of Inam A. Uddin, 47, in an upstairs bedroom, along with his wife, Nusrat Uddin, 36, who was seriously injured. Nursat Uddin was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died, police said.
"Police said the incident appears to have been contained within the home, and they are not seeking any suspects at this point. They would not discuss the nature of the couple’s injuries or causes of death.
"Authorities said the couple had three children, ages 5, 12 and 14, who were home at the time but were not involved in the incident. The children have been placed with relatives, police said."
From the Washington Post...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two people dead and a third in critical condition.
"Detective Monique Y. Martin said in a released statement police were called to a shooting at an apartment building early Tuesday morning.
"As police set up a perimeter surrounding the apartment, an 11-year-old juvenile, who was not harmed, and a male in his 20s, who is currently in critical condition at the hospital, ran out.
"Police found a 39-year-old female victim dead inside the apartment. Martin said a 46-year-old man who is believed to be the shooter was transported to the hospital where he later died."
"WARRENTON, VA - Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife.
"The Town of Warrenton Police Department says a 39-year-old man shot and killed his 30-year-old wife Monday night and then shot himself.
"The couple's children - a 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl - were home at the time.
"Police found the woman dead by the door of the home in the 200 block of Pinnacle Court. The two children were found standing by their mother's side.
"Police Chief Connie Novak says the woman's husband was found dead in the kitchen.
"The names of the victims have not been released because authorities are trying to contact the husband's relatives.
"The children, who were not physically hurt, are with their grandfather."
"Clinton, OK - Police in the western Oklahoma town of Clinton say a man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.
"Dead are 28-year-old Robbie Hawthorn and 26-year-old Joy Payne.
"Police Chief David Crabtree says witnesses have told investigators Hawthorn shot Payne then himself Monday morning.
"Crabtree says the two had been living together but were separating and the separation may have been the reason for the shooting."
Sunday, April 26, 2009
"Hampton, VA - Two men were shot in a dormitory on a college campus here early Sunday morning. The alleged shooter then turned the gun on himself, according to police.
"The shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the men's dormitory of Hampton University, local television stations reported.
"The men were transported to local hospitals where they are reported to still be undergoing treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.
"Police state that an 18-year-old former HU student entered the building and shot a pizza delivery man and a night dorm worker before shooting himself.
"The victims were identified as being 43 and 62 years old. No further identification has been released.
"No current students were reported to have been involved in the shooting.
"The dormitory was evacuated and residents have not yet been allowed to return."
Source All Headline News...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
"ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC — A Roanoke Rapids man shot and killed his girlfriend in front of a daycare, then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide Friday afternoon, said Police Chief Jeff Hinton.
"Authorities said that Dawn Taylor, 38, of Roanoke Rapids, picked up a young child from a daycare in the 800 block of Franklin Street and put the child in her car around 4 p.m.
"Lavern Bradley Jr., 39, approached Taylor outside the car and shot her three times, then shot himself once in the head, Hinton said.
"Officers said they found found both Taylor and Bradley lying in the street. Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene, and Taylor was rushed to Halifax Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
"Hinton described the murder-suicide as a domestic situation. He could not comment on the child's relationship to either adult."
Friday, April 24, 2009
"NAPAVINE, WA - The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and State Patrol evidence technicians are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a Napavine home that could be a case of murder-suicide.
"Detectives [said] that a 62-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were both found dead inside the Lewis County home Friday, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
"The victims were husband and wife.
"Detectives are not sure if the deaths are a case of murder-suicide but [said] that they don't believe the crime was random, are not searching for suspects, and that there was no danger to the public."
From KIRO TV...
"CRYSTAL RIVER, FL - Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that was reported around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.
"Deputies found the bodies of twin brother and sister Barbara Gruppo and Gerard Gruppo, 50, in a non-operational Volkswagen van parked on the property shared by the siblings at 9535 W. Pomegranate St. off West Dunnellon Road.
"Autopsy results indicated that the twins’ cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. The suspected firearm was recovered at the scene.
"Detectives are expecting to complete their report and turn it over to the State Attorney’s office for review."
From Citrus Daily...
"ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Thursday afternoon, police found two bodies in two different locations in Albuquerque.
"Authorities were led to Welton and Louisiana after finding a woman dead in a Days Inn Hotel room just hours prior. They believe it could be a murder suicide.
"Around 1 o'clock, police found a woman in her sixties dead in the hotel room. Evidence in that room led the police to the home on Welton where they found a man, similar in age, also dead.
"`Preliminary investigation it's looking as though it's a homicide suicide,` said Nadine Hamby of the Albuquerque Police Department.
"Neighbors said they didn't hear anything and were startled to see the crime scene crews show up.
"As they watched and tried to figure out what happened, they remembered the couple who called the little yellow house home.
"`The husband was really nice, he mowed my mom's lawn every week for about the last four years and the wife would bring over like a tray of baked goods around Christmas time,` said Teresa Dyer.
"Police are not releasing the names of the victims."
Source KOAT 7...
"Miami Lakes, FL - Miami-Dade Police are investigating what might be a murder-suicide attempt in a Miami Lakes townhouse Thursday evening.
"Officers were called out to 17425 NW 75th Place in reference to a domestic fight after 5p.m. When they got to the address they found a woman with a severe head injury and a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Fire rescue transported the woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
"Neither of their names have been released."
Thursday, April 23, 2009
"Edmonton, AB (CA) - A man attempting to rob a liquor store in Edmonton shot and killed himself Thursday morning, apparently after shooting another man dead in a robbery attempt at a nearby spa.
"Police were first called to the Bella Tonic spa in a strip mall at Mill Woods Road and Milbourne Road E. at 10:15 a.m., when a man attempted to rob the establishment at gunpoint.
"A male employee of the spa was shot and killed when he confronted the robber, police spokesperson Jeff Wuite said.
"Ten minutes later, police got a call about an armed robbery at a liquor store in the Milbourne Market Mall, one block north.
"The suspect, who matched a description of the man who robbed the spa, shot himself when he saw police waiting outside the store, Wuite said.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Streets around the spa were closed while police continued their investigation."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"Butte, MT - A Butte woman was identified as one of two people killed in a murder-suicide in Great Falls.
"The bodies of Judi Bauman and Lane Rammel were found in the basement of the 1908 Central Avenue home Monday morning. Police were called to the home after Bauman's co-workers became concerned when she didn't show up at work.
"Authorities confirmed Wednesday that the two were killed in a murder-suicide. Rammel killed Bauman and then committed suicide, according to Cascade County Attorney John Parker. They apparently had been engaged in a domestic dispute."
From Montana's News Station...
"Eagan, MN - Eagan Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after discovering two bodies on a visit to a home Tuesday, April 21.
"Officers discovered the bodies of a middle-aged male and an elderly female inside an apartment on the 3900 block of Valley View Drive at 11:46 a.m. after they were contacted to check on the welfare of a resident.
"According to the city's Public Information Officer Danielle Anselment, the woman appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and the man appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police suspected the bodies had been in the apartment for up to two weeks before being discovered.
"The bodies have been brought to the Dakota County Medical Examiner's Office to be positively identified. The names will be released after the bodies have been identified and the family members have been notified."
"LARGO, FL - Pinellas County officials are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of an elderly couple.
"The sheriff's office says deputies and fire rescue officials responded to the Largo area home of 84-year-old Leo Bartholomew and 83-year-old Betty Jean Bartholomew Wednesday morning.
"Officials believe the husband called 911. He was found with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds. His wife also died of gunshot wounds.
"Officials say both had pre-existing medical conditions."
Source: Miami Herald...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"State College, PA - One man is dead after police stormed his College Township home and found him and his wife unconscious with a loaded handgun and suicide note nearby, police said.
"The man, 41, and the woman, 45, were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center at about 4 p.m., police said. Friends later confirmed the two residents as William and Jennifer Nelson, who had been married for about 10 years.
"Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers confirmed Monday that William Nelson was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:22 p.m. Sayers said the cause of death is still unclear, as there was no outward injury or trauma to Nelson's body. An autopsy will take place today, Sayers said.
"Jennifer Nelson was listed as in fair condition as of Monday night, hospital officials said.
"Police received a call at about 1:20 p.m. reporting a couple at 244 1/2 Independence Ave. who were threatening to hurt themselves, according to a State College Police Department press release. The caller told police the husband and wife were drug and alcohol abusers, had access to multiple firearms at the residence and were `obsessed with weapons,` according to the release.
"But Andrew Budziak, who said he was the Nelsons' landlord and close friend, said William Nelson owned a gun but was not violent. The only time he fired the weapon, he said, was into a dresser by accident."
Source: The Daily Collegian...
"MARLTON, NJ ― Police are investigating an attempted murder-suicide at a hospital in Burlington County.
"The incident happened Sunday afternoon at Virtua Hospital in Marlton, New Jersey.
"Investigators said 72-year-old Howard Harrell shot a 69-year-old woman three times in the head with a BB gun as she rested in a 4th floor room. Police said she is currently listed in stable condition.
"Following the shooting, police said Harrell shot himself in the head with the gun and fled the hospital on foot with the head injury. He returned to the hospital a short time later for treatment and was taken into police custody.
"Harrell is being treated at Virtua Hospital and is currently being held at the hospital in protective custody. Investigators said he will be transferred to the Burlington County Jail after being released from the hospital. He is listed in stable condition."
"Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Tuesday morning, right in front of the murder victim's 11-year-old daughter.
"Police say they got a report of a double shooting about 7:30am Tuesday morning in 1900 block of Sterling Street in West Oak Lane.
"Officers arriving on the scene found two people dead.
"Investigators say the 35-year-old woman was in her car, about to take her 11-year-old daughter to school, when the 45-year-old man walked up and shot the woman before turning the gun on himself.
"Detectives say it appeared to be the culmination of some kind of domestic dispute. Names of the dead people, and their relationship to each other, were not immediately released.
"The 11-year-old girl was not physically hurt. She was being interviewed by police."
"TOWSON, MD - A man, two women, and a teenage girl were found dead yesterday inside a hotel guest room outside Baltimore, though authorities have not said how they died or whether they were related.
"Autopsies were planned for today, and the identities have not been released.
"Investigators have released few details, though Baltimore County Police Cpl. Michael Hill said police were not looking for any suspects. It was unclear whether the deaths were a murder-suicide.
"The bodies were found at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, just north of Baltimore."
From The Philadelphia Inquirer...
"New York, NY - A Queens couple died Monday night in a murder-suicide following an evening argument inside the woman's Queens apartment, police said.
"The roommate of the 30-year-old woman told cops she heard the couple in a `cordial discussion` suddenly followed by `two pops,` police said. She and a 10-year-old unidentified girl were in the home when the shots were fired, sources said.
"Officers found the pair dead about 8:15p.m., both with bullet wounds in the head. They were slumped over in the foyer of the woman's 92nd St. apartment in East Elmhurst.
"Police said it appeared that the 30-year-old man shot his lover before killing himself during a surprise visit to his girlfriend's home.
"`There were always arguments in that house,` said a neighbor who identified herself only as Evelyn, 28. `Myself and my husband were walking home and we saw a couple outside, they were arguing,` she said."
Source: New York Daily News...
Monday, April 20, 2009
"SPRINGFIELD, CO - Authorities say a Springfield man shot and killed himself after attempting to strangle a woman to death. The woman survived.
"Baca County sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Caldwell says Damien Greenlee was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday and was taken to Southeast Colorado Hospital in Springfield, where he was pronounced dead.
"Caldwell says investigators believe Greenlee attacked Andrea Hetzel. Her condition wasn't immediately available.
"Authorities say Greenlee and Hetzel shared a home but their relationship wasn't immediately known. Investigators have not release any motive for the attack."
"Elkton, MD - The double shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of East Old Philadelphia Road in Elkton.
"Cecil County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call discovered 46-year old Michael Schary with a bullet wound to the back of his head, and his wife, Viktoria, dead on the living room floor.
"The couple got married a few weeks ago, and police say the woman gave no warning before shooting her husband before turning the gun on herself.
"`Deputies made contact with the male subject who was still conscious and alert,` said Sgt. Michael Holmes, `He advised there was no type of struggle or really no argument. He was inside the residence sitting on the couch watching television when this occurred.`
"Schary is in critical condition at Delaware’s Christiana Hospital.
"Neighbors say the recent bride had mental issues and had suffered extensive abuse during her first marriage.
"They say a few months before they were married, police had arrested Michael Schary for allegedly striking her as well."
From ABC2 News...
"Judsonia, AR - A Judsonia couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide at their home on Sunday night.
"Arkansas State Police are still investigating the case, and say Bronson Dinwiddie, 35, and his wife, Renee Dinwiddie, 29, had both been shot at their home on West 9th Street in the White County community.
"Three children were at the home when the shootings occurred, and police say one of them witnessed the incident.
"Judsonia Police received a 9-1-1 emergency telephone call from a family member reporting the shooting incident around six o'clock.
"Local police found the bodies in a living room of the Dinwiddie home.
"State Police say Bronson Dinwiddie had been employed as a Deputy Sheriff Jailer with the White County Sheriff’s Department."
"Varina, VA - Police are on the scene of a shooting this morning where a man and a woman were found shot inside a home in the 6400 block of Cookes Farm Drive in Henrico.
"Henrico Police responded to the home after receiving a call around 6:10 this morning for shots fired.
"Police [say] the shooting appears to be a murder-suicide. They also say that four children were on the scene at the time of the shooting, ranging from ages 10 to 17.
"The children have been removed from the home and taken to a secure location."
"MAPLE GROVE, MN - Maple Grove Police say a year-long, on-again, off-again relationship ended Sunday afternoon with an apparent murder-suicide.
"Police say a young woman was meeting her boyfriend at the McDonald's restaurant on Sycamore Lane N. in Maple Grove. Relatives tell police she was going to end their relationship.
"The boyfriend had a shotgun and fired two or three shots in the parking lot, striking the woman at least twice, says Capt. Tracy Stille of the Maple Grove Police Department.
"About a dozen people, including several teenagers, were inside the restaurant at the time.
"`We saw a girl come running up and she screamed something,` one teen [said]. `The guy drove up and got out of the car and shot her.`
"Witnesses say an employee and some officers performed CPR, but the woman died at the scene.
"The suspect drove away, but witnesses got a good look at his car and called 911. Within ten minutes, a Brooklyn Park police officer spotted that vehicle speeding on Interstate 694, near Zane Avenue. Police pulled over the car near the border of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park.
"By the time officers approached the vehicle, the man inside was dead. "
Sunday, April 19, 2009
"DEERFIELD BEACH, FL ― Police discovered a couple who died from an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday in the Deerfield Beach apartment they shared.
"Broward Sheriff's Office deputies received a 9-1-1 call at 10:01 a.m. to check on 68-year-old Francisco Dacunha. When deputies arrived they saw blood on the floor through the window of the apartment. Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue officials arrived and forced the door open and that's when deputies found the two dead bodies.
"Homicide detectives say Dacunha killed the 57-year-old woman who lived with him and then killed himself in the Century Village condo they shared. Police said a weapon was used, but withheld information on how Dacunha killed his companion.
"Police are not naming the woman because relatives had yet to be notified of her death. The bodies were transported to the Broward County Medical Examiners Office to determine the exact cause of death."
Saturday, April 18, 2009
"Middletown, MD - Authorities said that a couple and their three children have been found dead inside a Marlyand home.
"Christopher Alan Wood, 34, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with the four other members of his family -- wife Francis Billotti Wood, two sons ages 5 and 4, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter.
"`All evidence indicates that this is a murder-suicide,` Frederick County sheriff's office spokeswoman Jennifer Bailey said. `It appears that Mr. Wood killed the members of his family and then killed himself by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.`
"The woman's father found them dead around 9 a.m. He had grown concerned after not hearing from them for several days, Bailey said.
"`We have not determined the cause in manner of death of the other victims, but is apparent that the victims sustained traumatic cut injuries,` Bailey said. The male children were found in their beds, and the female child was found with the mother in the master bedroom bed.
"Bailey also said that several weapons, including a shotgun, were found by investigators inside the house. She said several handwritten notes were also found, and that they are being reviewed by criminal investigators."
"YORBA LINDA, CA - An elderly couple was found dead in their home Friday afternoon, apparently from a murder-suicide, investigators said.
"Around 1:45 p.m., Brea police officers responded to a call about suspicious circumstances on the 5500 block of Circulo Nuevo.
"The victims had already been discovered by relatives and were dead when the officers arrived, investigators reported, and a weapon was found at the scene. The man, who was 87-years old, and the woman, who was 86, were husband and wife, authorities said.
"Police have not released their names, or other details about the killings."
Friday, April 17, 2009
"Schenectady, NY - A Niskayuna man killed his girlfriend's estranged husband and then killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head as he drove past police who were waiting to arrest him at his apartment, police said.
"Startled by the explosion, police fired five shots at Evan Schwarz's pickup truck as it rolled across the Hillcrest Village Apartment's parking lot with the 20-year-old already dead in the driver's seat, District Attorney Robert M. Carney said.
"The officers heard the initial gunshot and reacted with their own, Niskayuna Police Chief Lewis Moskowitz said.
"The truck rolled into two parked cars and stopped. Carney said the self-inflicted gunshot killed Schwarz instantly and blew out the pickup's rear window.
"Earlier Thursday evening, Schwarz killed 21-year-old Anthony Marko, police said. Marko collapsed on Union Street and his body remained there for hours after the shooting."
"Wichita Falls, TX - Two people are dead following what appears to be a murder suicide in a home on the southwest side of Wichita Falls early this morning. Police got a 911 call about 12:59 a.m. today from a male caller who said two people had been shot and were dead at 2701 Miller Court, according to police.
"Officers who arrived on scene found a 15-year-old girl and a four-year-old girl outside the home. They were not injured. The officers took them to safety. More officers and the SWAT team arrived and began negotiating on the phone with a man inside the house.
"Those negotiations broke down about 4 a.m. A Code Red was issued by telephone for for some residents in the area and police made door-to-door contact with some neighbors alerting them to stay inside and stay away from windows. The SWAT team fired tear gas into the home about 5:30 a.m., according to neighbors.
"They entered the house and found a man and a woman dead in the home. Police were still on the scene at 9 a.m. and were attempting to get a search warrant to search the home."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"OSAKA, Japan — A 47-year-old unemployed man and his 9-year-old son were found dead in a van parked in the grounds of a shrine in Sakai City on Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide. Police suspect the man forced his son to commit suicide with him after finding burnt coal briquettes inside the vehicle.
"A passer-by noticed the man and boy slumped in the front of the van at about 3 p.m., and notified police at a nearby police box. Police said the van doors were locked and that they found the coal briquettes in the back of the van. Police also found a note in which the man said he had lost the will to live."
"NORRISTOWN, PA ― Police in Montgomery County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Thursday afternoon.
"According to sources, a mother and her four-year-old daughter were found inside a home near Airy and High Streets in Norristown.
"Sources said the mother apparently killed her young daughter before taking her own life.
"The mother was reportedly distraught over an ongoing custody dispute with the family of the child's father, sources said. She was reportedly due in court in the near future regarding custody of the child.
"It was not immediately known what role, if any, the custody dispute played in the apparent murder-suicide.
"The incident remains under police investigation."
"LONG BEACH, CA - Police are investigating an alleged murder/suicide attempt that left at least one person dead and two others seriously wounded at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Thursday.
"Calls of the incident began flooding over police and fire radios at 11:47 a.m.
"Preliminary reports listed two dead and a weapon found on scene in the lobby of one of the hospital's pharmacies.
"As officers fanned out through the hospital the toll went up to three subjects down, including the gunman who had killed himself.
"The remaining two victims were in the Emergency Room being worked on, police at the scene said.
"Preliminary reports also found the gunman may have been a disgruntled current or former employee.
"It was not clear who the victims were, although someone called 911 while the alleged shooter had the gun in the pharmacy, police said.
"The hospital remained on lockdown as of 12:30 p.m."
Source: The Press-Telegram...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"GLASSPORT, PA - Police say an 83-year-old man shot his ill wife before killing himself in their Pittsburgh-area home.
"Allegheny County homicide detectives say Charles Watson left a note that police found after discovering his body and that of Nancy Watson, who police say was in her 70s.
"Neighbors say Nancy Watson had diabetes and could not walk, and that her husband was depressed.
"The couple was known for raising beagles and police say a dog was also found dead in the home. Police did not say whether the animal had also been shot.
"The couple's niece found their bodies shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday."
"Adra, Spain - A Moroccan man has allegedly killed his ex-husband in Almería, before committing suicide himself.
"The victim, a 34-year-old Spaniard, was knifed in the neck in the doorway to his own home in calle Natalio Rivas in Adra.
"The alleged killer, his ex-husband, was found dead three hours later, at 6pm, by the Guardia Civil on waste ground near Adra.
"Although the investigation is in its early stages, it is believed that the couple's break-up two months ago could have been a motive for the murder.
"This is the first known case of marital murder within a homosexual couple since gay marriage was legalised in Spain in April 2005."
Monday, April 13, 2009
"MIAMI BEACH, FL ― A Miami Beach mother and her teenage daughter remained hospitalized after they were allegedly shot by her husband over the weekend in what may have been a murder suicide attempt.
"According to Miami Beach detective Juan Sanchez said the shooting happened early Sunday in the 39 hundred block of Garden Avenue. The couple and their 14-year old daughter were to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The man died Sunday night, his wife remains in critical condition and their daughter is in stable condition.
"According to the police report, after the shooting the teen knocked on a neighbor's door in the middle of the night and said her father had shot her and her mother, said Sanchez.
"Police have not released the family's name nor have they said what events may have led up to the shooting."
"GROZNY, Chechen Republic - A soldier of Interior troops of the Interior Ministry shot down three fellow-servicemen and tried to commit suicide, ITAR-TASS learnt at the law enforcement bodies of the republic on Monday.
"According to the source, on Sunday night, a contract serviceman, who was at a sentinel post, shot down from a Kalashnikov submachine-gun the platoon commander and two fellow-contract servicemen at a sentry outpost of a military unit situated 1.5 kilometers from the settlement of Borzoi of the Shatoi region.
"`After that, the serviceman tried to commit suicide, shooting from a Kalashnikov submachine-gun in his head,` a law enforcer said. The serviceman was hospitalized.
"`Circumstances of the incident, as well as motives that made him open fire, are being established. Investigation is underway,` the law enforcer said."
Sunday, April 12, 2009
"Spring, TX - Authorities are investigating what they believe was a murder-suicide at a north Harris County home, where a woman and her boyfriend were found dead Sunday afternoon.
"Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables responded to a call around 4:20 p.m. at a home in the 23000 block of Berry Pine, where a 14-year-old girl said her mother was inside the master bedroom and not responding to knocks on the locked door, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. John Legg said.
"Around 5 p.m., deputy constables forced entry into the bedroom, where they found the girl's mother and her boyfriend, whose identities were not released, dead from bullet wounds, Legg said.
"`It appears to be a murder-suicide,` Legg said, adding that it is unknown at this time which person fired the gun.
"The teenage daughter told police that all three of them had gone to bed Saturday evening and that she hadn't heard anything after going to sleep, Legg said.
"The girl told investigators that her mother had mentioned possibly breaking up with her boyfriend, Legg said."
"Frisco, TX - A man and a woman were found fatally shot inside a Frisco home late Saturday, hours after a police tactical team responded to a report that a man with a gun was inside the home.
"Their names were not released, pending notification of relatives. The relationship of the man and the woman was also not released.
"The situation began about 5:30 p.m. in the 9100 block of Apollo Court when a girl alerted a neighbor.
"Officers surrounded the house and tried unsuccessfully to make contact with the people inside, a police spokesman said.
"About 9 p.m., officers entered the house, where they found the bodies.
"Police declined to say whether the case was a murder-suicide, but they do not believe there is a gunman on the loose."
From The Dallas Morning News...
Friday, April 10, 2009
"DEARBORN, MI ― Two students were killed Friday in an apparent murder-suicide that prompted a lockdown at a community college west of Detroit, police said.
"The bodies were discovered inside a Henry Ford Community College building after police responded to an emergency call of an assault and shortly afterward reports of a shot being fired on campus, said Dearborn Deputy Police Chief Gregg Brighton.
"As officers entered the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, they heard another gunshot, Brighton said.
"Officers then found the bodies of Asia McGowan, 20, of Ecorse, and Anthony Powell, 28, of Detroit, police said. Powell apparently used a shotgun to kill McGowan and then turned the gun on himself, police said.
"They took at least one class together — a theater course that had met earlier in the day, Brighton said.
"The 17,000-student commuter school sent alerts through an e-mail and cell phone system and locked down the campus, said Marjorie Swan, Henry Ford's vice president/controller.
"`Nothing like this has ever occurred on campus,` Swan said.
"The lockdown later was lifted but classes for the rest of the day were canceled, as were Saturday's classes."
"Tuscon, AZ - Pima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a murder suicide from Thursday night.
"It happened around 10:30 pm in the 7100 Block of Hildreth Avenue, near Cardinal and Los Reales.
"Deputies say Martin Rios Gonzales, 45, shot his ex-wife Ana Delia Rios, 44, and then turned the gun on himself.
"A spokesperson says family members heard gun shots coming from the bedroom and bathroom.
"They ran to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1.
"Although the two were divorced, the couple was still living together.
"Deputies say he was supposed to move out yesterday."
From KOLD News 13...
"ROANOKE, IN - The Roanoke police found the bodies of a young couple at the Castle Hill Mobile Home Park Thursday.
"The Huntington County coroner says 26-year-old Jeremy Stroh shot 25-year-old Nicole Scheiber multiple times, then turned the gun on himself.
"The marshal was conducting a welfare check on the couple, who lived together in the mobile home.
"It's speculated their deaths were the result of a domestic dispute.
"The trailer park manager [said] the couple always seemed nice and outgoing."
Source: Indiana's News Center...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
"CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - The body of a 30-year-old man was found hanging in Nkunzimbini near Lusikisiki days after he shot and injured his wife, Eastern Cape police said.
"Captain Mduduzi Godlwana said police discovered the man's body in a vacant house on Tuesday afternoon in what was believed to be suicide.
"On April 2 the man went to Cape Town where his wife worked to determine if she had been committing adultery, Godlwana said.
"The man returned from Cape Town convinced that his wife was seeing another man there.
"He shot and injured his wife who was in a critical condition in a Mthatha hospital.
"The man was captured by a community policing forum but he escaped as the group was making its way through dense bush."
From The Pretoria News...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
"PRICEVILLE, AL - Morgan County deputies have the body of man wanted as a person of interest in the deaths of four people in Lauderdale County Tuesday morning.
"A Morgan County investigator walking in a wooded area near the suspects burned out home in Priceville Tuesday afternoon found the body of Kevin Lee Garner.
"Mike Corley, Chief Deputy of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department says that Garners home burned in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday before the bodies of four people were found about 8:30 a.m. in a home in the Greenhill community of Lauderdale County.
"One of the four was Garner's estranged wife. No other details have been released at this time but the investigation is on going and the bodies will all be sent to a state forensics lab to determine how each died."
Source: The Huntsville Times...
"YORK TOWNSHIP, OH — Detectives have left the scene of a domestic dispute which ended in a murder-suicide this afternoon.
"A steady stream of onlookers are driving up and down Township Road 302 to catch a glimpse of the home, located at 2567 Township Road 302.
"Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer said the husband and wife both died of gunshot wounds.
"Overmyer confirmed Emmitt Weaver fatally shot his wife Betty Weaver before turning the gun on himself. Overmyer said deputies received a call around 2 p.m. from a female caller.
"`We knew from the information in the phone call the female had been shot,` Overmyer said.
"He added, deputies surrounded the perimeter of the 2567 Township Road 302 home and were on scene for 15 minutes before Emmitt Weaver turned the gun on himself."
Source: The News-Messenger...
Monday, April 6, 2009
"LOUISA, KY - Kentucky State Police are investigating a double shooting after a man and woman were found shot to death at a home outside of Louisa.
"Troopers say the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office got a call Monday morning about two bodies found in a house on Fullers Ridge Road.
"State Police say the victims are the man and woman who lived in the house. They say a handgun was found inside the house.
"Neighbors say they saw the couple Sunday night.
"KSP is not releasing any names at this time."
"BOULDER, CO — The divorced father-of-two found dead in his north Boulder home last week apparently lured his ex-wife to the house to shoot her before killing himself, Boulder police said Monday.
"Robert Bryant Oakley, 39, of Boulder, killed Katelin Rose Oakley, 30, of Golden, with a 9 mm handgun before shooting himself in the head with a shotgun Wednesday at his 3100 23rd St. home, police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said in a news release.
"`The evidence suggests that he lured his former wife to his home, planning to commit the crime,` the release said. `When officers searched the home, they found indications that he had made efforts to finalize his affairs.`
"Police are classifying the crime as a homicide-suicide, Huntley said.
"Officers arrived at the home shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, responding to a 911 call from the house in which no one spoke. They found Katelin Oakley `some distance` from the handgun, and Robert Oakley with the shotgun between his legs, Huntley said."
"Piscataway, NJ - A man who forced his way into the Piscataway home of his ex-girlfriend Sunday night fatally stabbed her and her friend before killing himself, authorities said today.
"Andrew Krisinski, 44, repeatedly stabbed his ex-companion, Christa Wahler, 45, and Dennis Marko, 41, in Wahler's home on South Randolphville Road, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said in a joint statement with Piscataway police Chief Kevin Harris.
"Walher and Krisinski had lived together for about 18 months, but separated when Wahler obtained a restraining order against him on Feb. 22. Court records show the order was dismissed March 10.
"On Sunday, Wahler called police call at 10:09 p.m. Sunday to report Krisinski was attempting to break into her home, authorities said.
"Within an hour, both Wahler and Krisinski had been pronounced dead at the house."
From The Star-Ledger...
"Casselberry, FL - Casselberry Police said this morning they still have no idea why an Altamonte Springs woman shot her son Sunday afternoon and then turned the gun on herself while the two were target practicing.
"Evidence indicated Marie Moore, 44, intentionally shot her 20-year-old son, Mitchell, also of Altamonte Springs, police said. Why she did it, however, remains a mystery.
"In a report just released, Casselberry officer Jeffrey Shumway said the two were sharing a firing lane at the Shoot Straight range on U.S. Highway 17-92, taking turns shooting and talking to people in an adjacent lane. `They seem to be getting along fine,` he wrote in the report.
"`At one point in the video you can see Mitchell Moore firing his pistol down range,` Shumway wrote. `Marie Moore walked up behind Mitchell Moore and pointed a revolver at the back of his head and fired a single shot. The act appeared to be deliberate.
"`Mitchell Moore immediately went down from the shot,` Shumway wrote. `Marie Moore then placed the pistol in her mouth and fired a single shot.`
"Investigator has not found any notes written by the woman that would indicate why she did it, Casselberry deputy police Chief William McNeil said."
From The Orlando Sentinel...
"Oklahoma City, OK - One person is dead and another hanging onto life tonight after what police believe was a murder-suicide attempt, a police spokesman said.
"A man and a woman were shot in the head, said Oklahoma City police Lt. Don Holland, but he would not say which one died. Both were taken to OU Medical Center. The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. at 2219 N Quapah, Holland said. A pistol believed used in the shootings was recovered.
"Holland said police are looking into the pair's relationship."
Sunday, April 5, 2009
"EL PASO, TX - A 19-year-old soldier from Seattle was shot to death by her husband at a military base in Texas on Saturday.
"Authorities say the soldier's civilian husband walked into the Fort Bliss Post Exchange, shot his wife in the head and then turned the gun on himself.
"`Four shots ring out and you hear a thud in the back of the store, you hear a body hit the floor. And everyone stares at each other and there's mass panic,` said a military wife who asked to remain anonymous.
"She and customers dropped to the ground before running out to safety as military police went in.
"Private First Class Cassaundra Beckel died at the hospital 45 minutes later.
"The husband died Sunday morning."
"Troy, OH - Police said a man in his 60s was shot in the face in the parking lot of the former Stouder Memorial Hospital off Wayne Street around 9 a.m. The man apparently had been living in an apartment in the former hospital building, Troy Police Capt. Chuck Adams said.
"Police were told by 911 dispatchers that a woman heard a loud noise, then saw the man on the ground next to a Dodge Ram truck. She said she saw a gold-color van leave the area. The witness declined comment.
"A short time later, 911 received a call from an employee of the Certified Oil station on South Miami Street in West Milton. The caller said a woman came into the business and said she had just shot her husband in Troy.
"Deputies working in the West Milton area arrived a few minutes later and told the woman, who had returned to her van, to exit the vehicle.
"`The deputies gave her commands to get out. She would not comply, and shot herself,` Duchak said. CareFlight was called but left after the woman, also in her 60s, died at the scene, he said.
"Duchak said deputies were familiar with the couple from domestic calls to their home near West Milton.
"Adams said the man and woman were separated and a civil protection order was in place for the woman since November."
From The Dayton Daily News...
"OAKLAND, CA - A man killed his wife and then himself in their Oakland home Sunday morning, according to police.
"At about 5:30 a.m., one of the gunman's family members called police and said one of their relatives who was in a home located at 1256 61st Ave. was distraught, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.
"The family member then told police they had received a call from their relative and he had said he wanted to kill himself and his wife, Thomason said.
"Police responded and attempted to contact the occupants of the home. After several failed attempts, they forced entry into the residence, where they found two people dead from gunshot wounds, Thomason said.
"There were no reports of gunshots heard in the area.
"Homicide investigators remained at the home around 10:30 a.m."
"SHELBYVILLE, IN - On Saturday morning, Tan Tran, 41, barricaded himself and three other people inside his home in Shelbyville's Central Park subdivision, police said.
"A tactical police team rescued an unharmed 6-year-old boy and a woman who had been shot in the leg, said Shelbyville Police Lt. Mike Turner. Their names were not released. The woman was released from a hospital after treatment.
"Christine Ong, Tran's girlfriend, was found dead with a gunshot to the head in a downstairs living room of the home in the 800 block of Highpointe Boulevard, where she and Tran lived, police said.
"Upstairs, police discovered Tran with the self-inflicted wound from a handgun. He was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he died Saturday afternoon, Turner said."
"Cullman, AL - A Cullman man allegedly shot and killed his neighbor before turning the gun on himself. The incident occurred off Megan Lane, late Saturday evening, in the Good Hope Community.
"Reports say the shooter walked across the street to his neighbor's home and shot her as she walked out onto her porch. Shortly after this incident, he goes back to his home where authorities believe he shot himself.
"Police are still investigating this incident: no motive has been given at this time. Both the shooter and the victim will remain unidentified until both families are notified."
"GRAHAM, WA ― A father apparently shot to death five of his children, ages 7 to 16, at their mobile home and then killed himself near a casino miles away, police said Saturday.
"Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff, called it a domestic violence situation and a murder-suicide.
"`We believe they all died of gunshot wounds,` Troyer said.
"Police early Saturday found the father slain from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was in his car, parked near the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, about 30 miles south of Seattle. Later in the day, Pierce County deputies checked the mobile home, which is about 20 miles southeast of the casino, and found four of the children dead in their beds and the fifth in the bathroom.
"Neighbors in the Deer Run mobile home park, a neat, well-kept community nestled among towering evergreens, were shocked and weeping at the news.
"`How could something like this happen?` asked Mary Riplinger, whose kids were playmates of the slain children. `Everyone's asking: Why did he do it? It's not right.`
"The mother of the victims was not at home, Troyer said."
"Calgary, AB - Police are on the scene of an apparent murder suicide in downtown Calgary.
"Officers were called to an apartment building at 727 1 Ave S.W. around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
"When police arrived they discovered a man's body in the rear parking lot of the apartment building.
"Further investigation led police to a 6th floor unit where they found a deceased female along with an unharmed 3-year-old child.
"Area residents say it appears that the man may have jumped to his death."
Saturday, April 4, 2009
"HERNDON, VA - The deaths of two people in a house fire early Thursday morning in Herndon was a murder-suicide, investigators say.
"An autopsy determined Chi-Len Chen, 55, of 12115 Eddyspark Drive, was stabbed and killed. Ho Bih Chen, 55, of the same address, died in the fire.
"Neighbors reported the fire around 4 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters found the two adults dead in the home and investigators found apparent ignition points for the fire inside the home.
"Police and fire investigators worked jointly to determine how the two died.
"Fire officials estimated damage at $370,000."
"BINGHAMTON, NY — A gunman opened fire on a room where immigrants were taking a citizenship exam in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before committing suicide, officials said.
"Gov. David Paterson said at a news conference that 12 or 13 people had been killed. The suspected gunman carried identification with the name of 42-year-old Jiverly Voong of nearby Johnson City, N.Y., a law enforcement official said.
"The suspect's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an office of the American Civic Association building, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and was talking on condition of anonymity."
From The Macomb Daily...
Friday, April 3, 2009
"EAST LOS ANGELES, CA - A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his 25-year-old girlfriend to death in East Los Angeles and then slashing his own throat in a suicide attempt in front of arriving officers.
"Neighbors say the victim's two small children may have witnessed the attack.
"The ordeal began Wednesday afternoon when the victim and her onetime live-in boyfriend were arguing at a home in the 900 block of Eastman Avenue near Blanchard Street in East Los Angeles, according to the sheriff's department.
"When the man left the home, the woman contacted the sheriff's East Los Angeles Station, and deputies went to the home to take a domestic violence report, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
"Deputies were sent to the house a second time around 3 p.m. after neighbors called 911 and reported hearing a woman screaming.
"When deputies arrived, they saw the boyfriend standing in front of the doorway, holding a knife to his throat, Hecht said. He was ordered to drop the knife but slit his throat instead, she said.
"The woman, who suffered multiple stab wounds, was pronounced dead at the scene, Hecht said.
"Her name was being withheld pending family notification.
"The suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, was hospitalized Thursday and was expected to survive.
"Homicide detectives were expected to arrest the man and book him for murder once he was released from the hospital."
Thursday, April 2, 2009
"Bland, VA - Autopsies were being performed Thursday on a Bland County couple found dead inside their doublewide on Wednesday morning with gunshot wounds.
"State police, though, don’t believe that anyone other than the two victims were involved in the deaths.
"`The couple was in failing health, which may have contributed to events,` said Sgt. M.T. Conroy.
"According to Conroy, a relative discovered the bodies of 66-year-old James Farris and 65-year-old Helen Farris at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at 4709 South Scenic Highway outside Bland.
"Both died from apparent gunshot wounds, and a firearm was discovered in the residence, Conroy said.
"Police don’t believe the couple had been dead for an extended period of time before they were found.
"Helen Farris had worked at both Scott’s IGA and the Bland Square Citgo in Bland before her death, community sources said."
"Yelverton, Devon UK - Police were investigating a brutal double shooting today after the bodies of a man and a woman were found outside a cottage in a picturesque rural village.
"It is believed the man shot the woman before turning the weapon on himself at a property in Dousland near Yelverton, Devon.
"The bodies were found in the front garden and a revolver-type pistol was recovered at the scene.
"Another woman was present at the address and is being treated as a witness.
"The idyllic cottage is owned by Margaret Pawlowski and her husband Phil but police believe the house was being rented out at the time.
"A spokeswoman for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary said detectives are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths."
Source: Daily Mail...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
"New Iberia, LA - Deputies say upon arrival, a man and woman were laying on the walkway in front of a room at the Southland Inn in New Iberia.
"According to officials the victims seemed to be a result of a murder/suicide.
"Investigators say the alleged shooter is believed to be the man. Apparently the man shot the woman before turning the weapon on himself.
"A handgun has been recovered and several empty casings.
"The Iberia Parish Coroner's Officer pronounced the victims dead at the scene and plan to conduct an autopsy."
"PALM HARBOR, FL - A man and woman found dead this afternoon in a Palm Harbor home from an apparent murder-suicide have been identified as Victor Don Campbell, 67 and his wife, Joanna Campbell, 66, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
"A neighbor went to check on the well-being of the couple at 433 Manor Blvd. and called 911 after finding the bodies, authorities say.
"Deputies went to the home at 12:56 p.m. and discovered the Campbells died from gunshot wounds, the sheriff's office said.
"This is the second apparent murder-suicide case the sheriff's office has investigated this week. In Largo on Monday, Mike Roberts shot a 21-year-old man and the man's 16-year-old girlfriend before turning the gun on himself."
From Tampa Bay Online...
"KINGMAN, AZ - A standoff between a Kingman man and police ended tragically Tuesday night in a murder/suicide.
"Kingman Police believe John Timothy Hett, 49, of Kingman killed his wife, Valery Kim Hett, 45, also of Kingman, during an argument Tuesday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself after calling police.
"Officers received the 911 call from Hett at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. He told officers that he had shot someone and then hung up.
"Police were able to trace the call and responded to a home in the 2400 block of Chambers Avenue.
"At least 50 officers, the KPD mobile command unit, bomb squad and crime scene unit, along with Kingman Fire Department personnel, responded to the scene. Within minutes officers had closed access to a two-block radius surrounding the home and evacuated all the residents in the area...
"Police heard no shots when they arrived on scene and efforts to contact Hett by officers were unsuccessful, Sgt. Rusty Cooper said.
"Bullhead City SWAT and bomb unit arrived on scene at 4 p.m. KPD does not have a SWAT team. SWAT team members entered the home at 7:30 p.m. after a remote controlled robot was used to view inside the home.
"SWAT team members found Hett and his wife dead inside the home. A teenage son of the family was secured by police officers at his school shortly after police received the 911 phone call. The son is staying with family members in town.
"When asked why it took so long to send SWAT members into the home, Cooper said the department had received information from family members that Hett had a number of weapons and did not intend to be taken alive by police."
Source: The Kingman Daily Miner...
"Houston, TX - Harris County sheriff's detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in their apartment in what appears to be a murder/suicide.
"Victor Azua, 28, and Rosa Limon, 25, were found shot to death about 10 p.m. at the Mission Falls apartment complex in the 10400 block of Greens Crossing, in northwest Harris County.
"Investigators said it appears that Azua killed Limon and then shot himself. The shootings occurred hours before the bodies were discovered, detectives said.
"Azua had been moving out of the apartment, investigators said.
"The bodies were found after friends of the couple became concerned and asked the Sheriff's Office to check on them."