Sunday, January 10, 2010
"SPRING HILL, FL - A prominent Hernando County doctor and his wife were killed in what detectives believe was a murder-suicide.
"Sgt. Donna Black said that Dr. Robert Blackburn called a family friend, who arrived at the doctor's home in the Lake in the Wood subdivision.
"When the friend arrived Dr. Blackburn showed his friend a stab wound, then asked the person to leave.
"Dr. Blackburn went inside and the friend called 911, and waited for deputies to arrive.
"When deputies entered the home on 6945 Laurel Oaks Drive, they found the bodies of Dr. Blackburn, 55, and his 40-year-old wife Sarah.
"The investigation is ongoing but detectives believe Blackburn killed his wife, then took his own life.
"In addition to his practice in Brooksville, Blackburn was the medical director for Hernando County and Spring Hill Fire Rescue."
From ABC ACTION NEWS...