Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bodies Found After Suspicious Fire

"PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - Prescott Valley police have released the initial results of the autopsy on two people killed in a suspicious house fire on Wednesday and have determined it was a murder-suicide.

"The female victim suffered gunshot wounds to the head and they are ruling the manner of her death a homicide.

"The deceased male died of a shotgun wound to the head in what appears to be a suicide.

"The victims have not been formally identified and there is no time-table for when the identifications will be complete.

"Police are calling this a murder-suicide and are not looking for any outstanding suspects in the case.

"Investigators ruled on Thursday that an accelerant was used in the fire.

"Investigators had treated the fire as suspicious from the beginning.

"`We're going to treat it as a worst-case scenario until we can prove otherwise,` said Sgt. Brandon Bonney of the Prescott Valley Police Department at the scene on Wednesday. `They don't have any easily explainable cause of the fire right now.`"


Killer Makes 911 Confession

"GARNER, NC - It was about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when a man called 911 and told a dispatcher that he wanted to confess to a murder.

"When officers arrived at 217 Whithorne Drive - a one-story, wood frame home with a long front porch off Timber Drive - there was no answer when they knocked on the front door. Officers forced their way inside where they found a man and woman, dead.

"Police identified the dead as Daniel Jonathan Powell, 52, and his wife Doreen Kay Powell, 46. A search warrant made public today indicated that a man made a 911 call from Dan Powell's cell phone saying he had just killed two people.

"`It's a homicide investigation, but we are not looking for a suspect right now,` Garner police Sgt. Chris Clayton said Thursday.

"Clayton declined to say whether they found a weapon in the home."


Friday, February 26, 2010

Deadly Road Rage Incident

"HUNTSVILLE, AL - One person is dead and another is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head after a shooting inside a moving car on Winchester Road this morning, police said.

"A man, the driver of the black Chevrolet Trailblazer, is dead and a woman was being transported to Huntsville Hospital.

"The vehicle swerved off the road near the intersection of Winchester Road and Rolling Hills Road, after the man apparently shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself, emergency workers said. The incident happened at about 9:30 a.m.

"The car swerved off the road, knocking over a mailbox and coming to rest on the sidewalk in front of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses."


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Argument Over Money Explodes

"TAMPA, FL — A married couple is dead after a murder-suicide at a condominium near the University of South Florida, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

"When deputies arrived to the Stone Creek Pointe condo, 13374 Arbor Pointe Circle, at 6:14 a.m., they found a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a woman bleeding from the stomach.

"The woman was taken to the nearby University Community Hospital on Fletcher Avenue, where she later died.

"Deputies have not identified the couple.

"Neighbors above the first-story condo said they called police just after 6 a.m. after hearing screaming and at least 10 gunshots.

"`It sounded like he just unloaded on her,` said Koby Pumphrey, 21, a USF student.

"Pumphrey jumped out of bed, dead-bolted his front door and rapped on his roommate's bedroom door.

"`Are you hearing this?` he asked 22-year-old Steven Regan.

"Regan called police.

"Regan and Pumphrey said their neighbors downstairs are of Middle Eastern descent and have two daughters. Deputies said the girls are 10 and 14 years old.

"Soon after Regan hung up with the dispatcher, he said he heard one of the daughters run into the condo's courtyard screaming, `Help me! Help me! Somebody call the cops, my mom has been shot!`

"Deputies soon swarmed the apartment, took the mother away on a stretcher and blocked off the area with crime-scene tape.

"Pumphrey and Regan said they heard one of the daughters tell deputies that her parents were fighting over money."


Murdering Mom Survives Suicide Try

"HARRISON, NY - A student found slain on a college campus in suburban New York was strangled by her mother, who then tried to kill herself, police said Wednesday.

"Stacey Pagli, 37, was arrested at White Plains Hospital Center on Wednesday morning and charged with murder in the death of her 18-year-old daughter, Marissa Pagli, a freshman at Manhattanville College in Purchase, said Harrison police Capt. Anthony Marraccini.

"He said the mother left a note at the scene, but he declined to describe the contents. He also said that Pagli has spoken to investigators, but he would not say whether she confessed.

"Marissa Pagli's body was found by her father, a maintenance supervisor at the college, in the family's apartment in staff housing on Monday. Stacey Pagli was found unconscious at the scene and was hospitalized."

From The New York Times...

Newlyweds Found Dead In Home

"NODINE, MN — Two newlyweds were found shot to death Tuesday afternoon in their house in Nodine, but no suspects are being sought in the deaths, authorities say.

"Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said a minister called police at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after receiving an e-mail from a person who asked him to check on the residents.

"Deputies were dispatched to 42341 Winona County Road 12 and found Morgan Patrick Nederhiser, 47, and his wife, Debrah Nederhiser, 49, dead of gunshot wounds. Brand said they were lying on a bed upstairs.

"The couple were married in September.

"Brand said his office is still investigating, but `no suspects are being sought` as the two were the only ones involved in the shootings.

"The bodies were taken to a forensic pathologist in Rochester for autopsies, Brand said."

Source: Austin Post-Bulletin...

Killer Survives Botched Suicide

"BROWNSVILLE, TX - A Brownsville man is expected to face murder charges after allegedly strangling his wife and stabbing himself.

"Brownsville police [said] that they received a call from Alfredo Ibarra last night around midnight.

"Officers responded to the Palacio Real Apartments near the intersection of Barnard Road and Wild Rose Lane.

"Ibarra allegedly told officers that he strangled his wife and then stabbed himself several times in the neck and torso.

"Police said Ibarra has a history of violence with at least two prior arrests.

"The couple has four children, who are now with other family members.

"Police said Ibarra remains said hospitalized where he is listed in stable condition.

"Investigators said he will be facing murder charges upon release from the hospital."


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Killer Jumps In Front Of Bus

"BRIDGEPORT, CT — Bridgeport police say the deaths of a city man and his 24-year-old son this week appear to be a murder-suicide that may have been sparked by the father's alleged abuse of his son.

"Police say 64-year-old Joaquin Gonzalez was beaten to death in his home on Pearl Harbor Street on Monday. Police had said that it appeared Gonzalez was shot, but the medical examiner ruled he died from blunt head trauma and multiple cutting injuries.

"Jesse Gonzalez was hit by a transit bus on Granfield Avenue shortly after the killing and died Tuesday morning at Bridgeport Hospital. Witnesses said Jesse Gonzalez appeared to have jumped in front of the bus on purpose.

"Police say several people told investigators that Joaquin Gonzalez beat his son a number of times over the years."

From the New Haven Register...

Paradise Lost... Again

"LAWAI, HI - Kauai police today identified the man whose body was found yesterday in a house in Lawai as 38-year-old Duane Bukoski of Lawai.

"A woman whose body was found in the house and was an acquaintance of Bukoski's remains tentatively identified, police said.

"The case has been classified as an apparent murder-suicide.

"Autopsies have been scheduled.

"The Garden Island reported yesterday that friends and members of the woman's family in Kapaa said she had been missing since Monday and that her truck had been recovered on the West Side.

"The family members, including her father-in-law, said police told them they will call his son to positively identify his wife's body."


Wife Killer Botches Suicide

"JACKSON, MS - A Jackson woman is dead and her husband is in the hospital, in what appears to be a botched murder-suicide attempt.

"Jackson police were called to 121 Valley Ridge just before 8:30 Tuesday morning. A family member had discovered the body of Sharon Kelly. She had been shot to death. With her, was her husband Louis Kelly, 56, who was suffering a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

"Police believe Louis Kelly shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. He was taken to the hospital. His condition is not available.

"The couple has a young son, who is at school. Police are working to notify him of what happened."


Monday, February 22, 2010

Four Dead In NYC Murder/Suicide

"NEW YORK, NY - Police say a man apparently killed his wife, teenage daughters and himself with a rifle, leaving a suicide note on the kitchen table.

"Authorities received a call at about 7 a.m. Monday.

"When they arrived, they found the man dead with a gunshot wound in the family's living room in Queens. His 42-year-old wife and their 19- and 14-year-old daughters were found in their bedrooms.

"Police say a note found on the kitchen table read: `I am sorry.` Police say it was signed by the father.

"Family identified the man as Mark Bailey, his wife as Dionne Coy-Bailey and the daughters as 19-year-old Yonique and 14-year-old Yolann.

"Police cordoned off the residential street in Springfield Gardens in Queens."

From WCBS 880...

Wife Survives Gunshot To The Head

"NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The Dorchester County Coroner said 49-year-old Grayland Eddinger shot his wife Therese in the head, then turned the gun on himself.

"Grayland Eddinger was pronounced dead at the scene.

"North Charleston police say around 3:30 pm, they responded to a domestic situation on Cherry Blossom Drive in Wescott Plantation.

"Therese Eddinger was taken to MUSC in critical condition. The coroner said she's doing much better.

"Officials said the couple had been dealing with marital problems."


"Violent Domestic Dispute" Leaves Two Dead

"LOGANVILLE, GA - Law enforcement officials are investigating a possible murder-suicide which took place Friday.

"According to officials from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call at 6 p.m. Friday from 3675 Pointer Road, Loganville, in Walton County, regarding a violent domestic dispute. When deputies arrived at the location they found Ralph Dillion, 58, and Shirley Snyder, 39, in the master bedroom of the residence, both dead, suffering apparent gunshot wounds. According to WCSO Deputy Chief Bruce Wright, early indications were that it was a possible murder-suicide but they were awaiting the results of autopsies to be performed Monday for confirmation.

"Wright also confirmed there are two children who live in the home but they were not present at the time of the incident. The children are with relatives at the moment."

From The Walton Tribune...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Couple Dead In Domestic Violence Incident

"SHELBY, NC - Shelby Police are investigating an early morning homicide that ended with one woman dead and another man taking his own life.

"Investigators say they were called to a home on Churchill Drive just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning after getting a hang up call from 911.

"When officers arrived they found a man armed with a gun threatening to kill himself.

"Police say a standoff ensued with the man.

"During the standoff police learned that a woman had been shot and there were two children inside the home.

"Officers were able to get the children out of the home.

"A short time later, officers heard a shot go off in the house.

"When officers were finally able to get inside the house they found both the man and woman dead.

"The children inside the home were taken to stay with family members.

"Police are not releasing the name of the victims in this case, pending family notification."


Mother, Daughter May Have Been Dead For A Week

"SANTA ROSA, CA - The bodies of a mother and her young daughter were found Friday morning in their Sonoma apartment, apparently a murder-suicide, sheriff's officials said.

"The identities of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

"Apartment building owner Jerry Marino said the victims were a young mother and her daughter, who was soon to turn 7 years old.

"`I assume she took her daughter's life first,` Marino said. `The daughter was asleep on the pillow. The mother was face down on the bed, facing toward the baby.`

"Marino and relatives of the woman went to the apartment to check on their welfare after the woman had not been to work in a week and no one was able to reach her by telephone. They had had lived at the apartment building for three years, he said.

"The sheriff's department, which is the city of Sonoma's police force, set up a command center on First Street West, just a few blocks from the historic plaza, and spent the day and much of the night at the scene.

"The Casa de Sonoma apartment is a 16-unit, white-stucco building on a street that is a mix of rental homes and apartments.

"Detective Sgt. Tim Duke said the two may have been dead for a week, and it was not immediately apparent how they died.

"`On the first preliminary walk through, it is not obvious to us,` Duke said. `It will take us time to figure it out.`"


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Football Career Cut Short After Domestic Dispute

"POWDER SPRINGS, GA - Georgia high school football star Rajaan Bennett died Thursday, an apparent victim of a murder-suicide.

"The McEachern High School running back was found with a bullet wound to his head in a Powder Springs, Georgia home. Clifton Steager, 39, the alleged shooter, was also found with a bullet to the head.

"Police, responding to a 911 call that someone had a weapon, heard gun shots in the house. When they entered, one of the men, it's not clear which one, was still alive. He later died.

"Police believe the shooting had its roots in a domestic dispute. Steager used to date Bennet's mother, 37-year-old Narjaketha Bennett. She, and another person, Taiwan Hunter, 32, ran from the house after the shots were fired, the police told the Sporting News.

"Rajaan Bennett had a bright future ahead of him. He was recruited and signed a college scholarship with Vanderbilt University, according to According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"Football coach, Kyle Hockman, said Bennett was `just one of the best ever.`

"`He has a great head on his shoulders, a guy that has been the man in his household for quite a while,` he told the paper. `Rajaan is both humble and hard working.`"

From CBS News...

Kids Found Unharmed

"COLUMBUS, OH — Two children were found unharmed early Thursday morning in a northeast side home where two people were shot to death.

"Police said the deaths appeared to be the result of a murder-suicide.

"Officers went to the Denise Drive home at about 1 a.m. after receiving a disturbance call.

"Inside they found the bodies of William Moseley III, 40, and Shawna Moseley, 39, police said.

"Both had died of gunshot wounds.

"Investigators said it appeared that William Moseley killed his wife before taking his own life, Ramos reported.

"Two children -- ages 9 and 3 -- were found in the home, detectives said. Neither was harmed.

"Detectives remained at the home on Thursday morning and the investigation was ongoing."


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cops Won't Speculate On Death Of Elderly Couple

"MONROE, LA - Monroe Police detectives are investigating possible homicides on Monroe’s northside.

"Major Don Bartley said today an elderly couple was found dead in their bedroom with gunshot wounds.

"A weapon was found in the bedroom.

"Bartley identified them as Edgar P. Chapman, 88 and Agnes G. Chapman, 77.

"Another individual was in the house at 2715 Bramble Drive and is at the Monroe Police Department.

"Bartley stressed the third individual is not in custody.

"Police received reports of a gunshot wound around 10:45 a.m. today. Emergency responders arrived at the scene along with Monroe Police Department detectives.

"Bartley said there were no signs of forced entry and he said he could not speculate whether or not the shooting was a murder suicide.

"`It is still under investigation,` he said."


Fatal Snow Day

"PENN HILLS, PA - A Penn Hills man shot his wife this morning before turning the gun on himself, according to police.

"Chief Howard Burton said police received a call from William Sipper's employer after he failed to arrive for work.

"Officers went to the house in the 100 block of Glenfield Drive in the Crescent Hills section of town and spoke with the couple's teenage son, who was home because his classes had been delayed.

"The son told police that he believed his parents had already left for work but that they often went to a detached garage to smoke.

"Police found William and Lisa Sipper in the garage, both dead with gunshot wounds to the head.

"The investigation continues. Burton said police had no prior calls from the home on record."

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...

Victim Suffers "Serious Facial Wounds"

"VICTORVILLE, CA - Victorville homicide investigators are looking at what they say appears to be an attempted murder and suicide involving an estranged couple.

"Deputies were called to a home in the 12000 block of Eleventh Avenue Monday afternoon. A 14-year-old boy called 911 to report his mother had been shot by her husband, who then fled.

"The 35-year-old woman survived and was transported by air ambulance with serious face wounds to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

"When officers arrived just after 2:30p.m., they found the suspect was in his pickup truck parked in the driveway.

"He was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. A handgun and shotgun were found in his truck.

"Deputies had been at the home earlier in the day and reported an incident involving both the husband and wife. Investigators say the shooting happened in the victim's home, while three children ages 3,5 and 14 were in a nearby room.

"They were unharmed and are being taken care of by a relative."

From KABC-TV...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No Word On Fate Of Attempted Murder/Suicide Pair

"CHILDERSBURG, AL - Police in Childersburg say they are investigating what appears to be a husband's attempted murder-suicide.

"Police officers say they received a 911 call from a home on Joe Rhoden Drive on Monday morning. When they arrived, they found Donna Wallace and her husband, Gregory, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were airlifted to a Birmingham hospital where they both underwent surgery last night.

"There is no word on their conditions."


Elderly Couple Found Dead

"DURHAM, NC — The bodies of a Durham couple were found Monday in their Boylan Road home in Durham County, according to a search warrant.

"Deputies responded after a neighbor went to check on the couple and found a note on the door that asked for authorities to be called.

"The bodies of Anna Wright, 76, and her husband Charles Wright, 78, were inside the home. Investigators said they had been shot to death.

"Authorities said the Wrights both had serious medical conditions, and it appeared that Charles Wright shot his wife before killing himself."


Woman Drowns Kids Before Shooting Herself

"BRUNSWICK, GA - A Glynn County mother and her young daughter are dead, and her son is hospitalized after what police are calling a murder-suicide.

"Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden identifies the dead as 21-year-old Julia Murray and her 4-year-old daughter, Ansli.

"Her two-year-old son was in stable condition at a Brunswick hospital early Tuesday afternoon.

"Glynn County Police Chier Matt Doering says a woman identeifying herself as Julie Murray made a 911 call to Glynn/Brunswick emergency dispatchers about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. She told authorities she had just drowned her two children and and asked for an ambulance.

"While still on the phone with the dispatcher, police say the woman shot herself. A county police officer found Murray alive and unresponsive inside the house with a gunshot wound to the upper chest."

Source: Miami Herald...

"Isolated Incident" Leaves Two Dead

"PALMYRA, PA - A man and a woman were found dead, apparently from gunshot wounds, inside a North Londonderry home Monday afternoon, township police said.

"Police were sent to 24 Palmyra-Bellegrove Road at 12:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a domestic dispute, according to a Web site that tracks police calls.

"Police said a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were found inside the two-story brick home north of Palmyra. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release their names pending notification of relatives.

"Police said they believe this is an isolated incident and neighbors should not be concerned about their safety.

"The township police and the Lebanon County Detective Bureau are investigating the deaths. The Lebanon County coroner's office was arranging for autopsies, police said Monday.

"Richard Engle, who lives next door to the home where the pair was found, said he saw the man's father stop by the house around noon. Shortly thereafter, police cars arrived at the scene, he said.

"Engle said the couple kept to themselves.

"A police officer stopped by his home and talked to him and his wife, Engle said.

"`He didn't tell us what happened,` he said.

"Engle said he only learned about what happened when he saw it on the television news.

"`The cops were there all day,` said another neighbor who did not give his name said.

"The neighbor said he saw the man using a snowblower on Saturday. He also said he did not know the couple well because they kept to themselves."


Fatal Argument

"GATESVILLE, TX - Police in Gatesville are investigating an apparent murder-suicide near the steps of the Coryell County Courthouse, 620 E. Main St., that happened Monday at 4:25 p.m.

"Gatesville is about 40 miles south of Killeen.

"Calls to police indicated that a man pushed a woman to the ground and shot her before running towards the courthouse and shooting himself, according to a news release from the Gatesville Police Department.

"Witnesses told police that the suspect and victim were arguing when the woman was shot.

"The initial police investigation revealed that the man and woman had previously ended a relationship and the woman was seeking counseling.

"Both the 42-year-old woman and 46-year-old man died at the scene of the shooting. Their names were not released today."


Monday, February 15, 2010

Carnival Cancelled After Horrific Murder/Suicide

"ALMERIA, SPAIN - The 36-year-old woman found dead in Almería yesterday hacked her own mother to death with an axe, then suffocated her four-year-old daughter before hanging herself in her home, according to information released by the mayor of Sorbas, José Fernández, who has declared three days of mourning in the town and has cancelled the carnival.

"In a statement released today, Fernández confirmed that the alleged perpetrator of the double atrocity, Marina G., of Belgian origin, had been officially resident in the town since 2002, and had been in a stable relationship with a local man, although they had stopped living together a few months ago.

"According to the mayor, `there was no evidence of any previous violence` in the family, so no-one was expecting anything like this to happen.

"The Town Hall has declared three days of official mourning and the carnival celebrations have been cancelled as a mark of respect for the victims of a crime that has shaken this small town, which lies about 100km away from the provincial capital.

"The alleged murderer's father-in-law, a former town hall employee who retired a month ago, had to be taken to the health centre yesterday afternoon to be sedated and the family of the suffocated four-year-old's father are said to be `devastated`.

"Fernández also confirmed that the alleged murderer had been at the Town Hall on Friday asking about how `to get herself taken off the electoral register` but nobody could have possibly suspected what was to come in this sleepy village."


Couple "Loved Life"

"WHITEWATER, KS - Investigators with the Butler County Sheriff's Office are looking into a murder and attempted suicide of a Whitewater couple.

"Sheriff's investigators were called out to a home on Highway 196 near Whitewater around 6:30 Saturday night. Someone who knew the man and woman who lived there hadn't heard from them in several days and asked that authorities check on them.

"When Whitewater firefighters and Harvey County paramedics arrived on scene, authorities found a woman dead. Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says she'd been shot. Murphy says he's still waiting on autopsy results for a positive ID, but believes her to be the 48-year-old woman who lived at the house.

"Her 49-year-old husband was still alive, but in critical condition. Paramedics took him to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Sheriff Murphy declined to elaborate, but says the man did not suffer any gunshot wounds.

"The names have not been released.

"Friends of the couple say they were shocked to hear of the murder-suicide attempt. Brian Johnson volunteered with the man on the Whitewater Fire Department.

"`This threw everyone for a loop,` says Johnson. `These are the most amazing people. If you met them separate or together, you'd say these people love life.`

"Johnson says he didn't see any warning signs leading up to the shooting."


Neighbor Finds Dead Couple

"EULESS, TX - A man and a woman were found shot to death Sunday afternoon in their apartment in a case that investigators are describing as a murder-suicide, police said. The couple, who were not identified pending notification of relatives, were found by a neighbor, police said. The bodies were found at about 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of East Ash Lane. When officers arrived, the couple appeared to have died of gunshot wounds, police said. Autopsies are scheduled by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office to determine an exact cause of death. Investigators remained at the scene Sunday night, continuing their investigation."

Source: Star-Telegram...

Two Men Found Dead

"CREVE COEUR, MO - Two men were found dead Sunday night in a Creve Coeur home, and police were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

"The bodies were found around 7 p.m. in a home at 716 Ambois Drive.

"Neighbors said a man lives in the home with his sister and her husband, though police did not identify the dead.

"`We do think we know who they are. We're waiting for the medical examiner. We're pretty confident there's nobody at large that citizens have to be worried about,` Creve Coeur police Capt. George Hodak said.

"Hodak said the last homicide in Creve Coeur was in 2008."


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Couple Found Dead In National Forest

"HUNTSVILLE, TX - Huntsville Police Detective Slavin Richards said two bodies were located Sunday morning in the Sam Houston National Forrest in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

"Slavin said HPD received a call Saturday morning from residents in the 2000 block of 19th Street after residents reported seeing a large pool of blood. Police determined 54-year-old Beverly Johnson and 54-year-old Kenneth Ray Johnson were missing and one or both were possibly injured. Police said Beverly's car was also missing.

"HPD said the pair was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Beverly's apartment in the 2000 block of 20th Street. According to Huntsville Police, the couple was married but recently separated.

"Saturday, area law enforcement agencies were notified about the missing vehicle and couple.

"Sunday morning, deputies from the Walker County Sheriff's Office found the Johnsons and the vehicle, Richards said, in the Sam Houston National Forrest. Richards said he could not provide further information at this time."


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Deputy Shoots Two Women, Self

"GRESHAM, OR - Police say a Clackamas County Sheriff's Sergeant opened fire at a lounge killing his wife and another woman before shooting himself.

"Officers responded Friday night to the shooting at the M & M Restaurant and Lounge. They say the shooting appears to be a domestic violence issue.

"Police say Jeffrey Grahn, 46, a patrol Sergeant who worked for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for the last 15 years, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say Grahn shot and killed Kathleen Hoffmeister, 53, at the scene. He also shot his wife, Charlotte Grahn, 47, who died Saturday at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

"Also wounded was Victoria Schulmerich. Police say she was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition."


Another Dad Snaps

"GREECE, NY - A father and son are both dead in an apparent murder suicide in Greece on Friday.

"According to Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, officers responded to a domestic dispute at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday on Island Cottage Road in Greece where they discovered the bodies of a father and son, whose names have not been released.

"Baxter said the father was believed to be 30 years old and the son was around 10 years old.

"Police have blocked off Island Cottage Road at Greece Arcadia High School and Janes Road. The incident is still under investigation."


Thursday, February 11, 2010

"A Domestic That Got Out Of Hand"

"COVINGTON, TN - A man and woman were found dead in Covington Wednesday night after an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

"The incident happened at 720 Long just after 7 p.m., police said.

"`It looked like it was a domestic that got out of hand,` Covington Police Chief Bennie Carver said.

"Carver said the man and woman were in a common-law marriage.

"Police believe the man shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself.

"Names and ages of the victims were not being released late Wednesday."

From The Commercial Appeal...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Son Kills Mom's Boyfriend Before Shooting Himself

"GARLAND, TX - Police responded to a domestic violence call just before midnight in the 3300 block of Russwood Lane at Jupiter Lane.

"Garland police say a woman who lived in the house told them her son had apparently shot her boyfriend. As she fled the home, she heard another gun shot, believed to be the son killing himself.

"Police say another woman, in her 20s, also lived at the home. `When she came home from work, before the mother got home, she was assaulted by the son. When the mother got home, both of them were able to get away from the house as they heard the gunshot, apparently when the son killed himself,` said Garland officer Joe Harn."


Bad Dad Strikes Again

"SILVERWOOD LAKE, CA - A Hesperia man shot his 4-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself in San Bernardino County's second shooting involving a father and son in less than two weeks, authorities said.

"Paramedics flew Jesus Roman Fuentes Jr., 34, and his son, Jesus Gabriel Fuentes, to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where the boy died of his wounds. The elder Fuentes was in critical condition Tuesday, San Bernardino County coroner's officials said.

"`Apparently the suspect lived with his parents and the parents did find a suicide note where he indicated he intended to kill himself,` said sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller.

"Miller did not know if the note also specified Fuentes planned to harm his son.
Motorists found the pair at 6:11 p.m. after Fuentes intentionally crashed his car into a guard rail on Highway 138 north of the entrance to the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area.

"Paramedics, who initially thought they had encountered car crash victims, soon discovered both occupants of the Honda Civic had gunshot wounds. Coroner's officials said Fuentes shot his son and then himself after crashing the vehicle.

"Miller said the boy's parents are divorced and that his mother was expecting her former husband to return the child on Monday.

"`The mother did state that the child was to be returned to her yesterday at 4:30 p.m,` Miller said Tuesday."

Source: Contra Costa Times...

Death At The Movies

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - An apparent domestic dispute turned into a murder-suicide Tuesday night outside a Lawrenceville movie theater, police said.

"Around 7 p.m., Lawrenceville police were called to a report of shots fired in the parking lot outside the Town Center Cinemas on 700 Gwinnett Drive.

"Police Lt. Gary Kotkiewicz said investigators are trying to determine who was the shooter, and are interviewing the few witnesses he said saw the incident.

"An autopsy will be performed Wednesday morning, Kotkiewicz said.

"Authorities are not naming the man and woman pending the notification of relatives."


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Bad Dad Takes The Baby With Him

"MERIDIAN, ID - Meridian Police are investigating a murder-suicide. Officers... were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Pelican Way, near Franklin and Linder Roads, about 8:30 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a suicidal subject. They were told a man, 20, had made suicidal and homicidal statements to his wife, 19, whom he was separated from.

"Police... attempted to make contact both by telephone and by knocking on the door. When they did not receive an answer, officers entered the house. There, they discovered the body of the 20-year-old man and an 9-month-old boy. Both were deceased. According to Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea, it appears the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say the baby also died from a gunshot wound. The 9-month old was the child of both the man and the woman.

"An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

"At around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday police released names of the man and child involved. The man, 20, has been identified as Nicholas D. Bacon, his son, Bekm Bacon.

"This is the second murder-suicide investigation in the Treasure Valley in recent weeks. An elderly couple was found dead in their Meridian home January 28th."


Monday, February 8, 2010

Security Cameras May Have Witnessed Murder/Suicide

"ORLANDO, FL - The Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a shooting south of the University of Central Florida on Monday afternoon.

"Deputies said a man walked up to a woman in the parking lot of an AT&T office building at 12150 Research Parkway in Orlando.

"`The suspect came armed with a firearm and shot her multiple times and we believe he turned the gun on himself and shot himself,` said Susan Soto of the Orange County Sherrif's office.

"The man died on scene. The woman was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition but did not survive, according to deputies.

"Investigators said the woman worked inside the AT&T building and was coming back from a lunch break when she was confronted.

"Investigators do not know if the two people involved in the shooting knew each other.
Authorities said the woman is married but not to the shooter.

"Detectives are checking parking lot security cameras to see if the attack was captured on video.

"A witness called 911 from inside the AT&T building."


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mobile Home Horror

"TAYLORSVILLE, IN- An elderly woman and her 51-year-old son were found shot to death Saturday in their mobile home in Tannehill Park in Taylorsville.

"`It appears to be a murder-suicide,` said Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett.

"Authorities believe the bodies of Saundra S. Harter, 72, and Greg A. Thomas were in the home at 7780 Parkland Drive for more than a week.

"Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies found a five-shot revolver inside the residence that they believe was fired numerous times during the incident.

"Authorities are waiting for forensic and autopsy results to determine who fired the weapon and confirm it is a murder-suicide, Gorbett said.

"Bartholomew County Coroner Allen Smith will perform the autopsies Monday."


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Alcohol Suspected In Murder/Suicide

"PICKENS, SC — Pickens County officers are investigating a Friday night shooting the coroner is calling a murder/suicide.

"According to coroner Kandy Kelley, the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at 367 Massingill Memorial Drive in Pickens.

"She said it is believed that Floyd Eugene Galloway, 42, of the above address, shot Tony Carl Edens, 43, of 101 Wallace Drive, Easley and then shot himself.

"Both men died from a gunshot wound to the head, and alcohol is [suspected] in the incident, Kelley said.

"Galloway was pronounced dead at the scene, and Edens was pronounced dead at Cannon Memorial Hospital Saturday morning at 5:35 a.m., she said.

"The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and an autopsy will be done at Greenville Memorial Hospital."

Source: The Pickens Sentinel...

Dead Men Argued Before Murder/Suicide

"SAN DIEGO, CA - Two men are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in a City Heights apartment on Friday.

"San Diego police, conducting a welfare check at La Hacienda Apartments in the 3900 block of Wilson Avenue, found the two bodies around 4 p.m..

"`The door was closed,` described Lt. David Nisleit with the San Diego Police Department. We could see inside that there were two dead males on the ground.`

"A co-worker of one of the men had requested the welfare check after the person failed to show up at work.

"Police say they also found a gun inside the apartment. It's not known how long the bodies lay there, but neighbor Steven Stuhler heard gunshots just the day before.

"`I heard about 6 or 7 gunshots,` Stuhler told San Diego 6. `And the cops saw me walking down the street and they started asking me some questions.`

"Police have not identified the men but the gay & lesbian news website GLTNN says they are Eric Schulthise and Bob Agnew. Schulthise worked at SeaWorld and was a go-go dancer at the North Park bar Bacchus. Bob Agnew was a former Naval Academy instructor. The site claims the two men dated off and on.

"Neighbors report having seen the two men recently arguing in front of the building.

"The deaths have scared people living in this City Heights neighborhood. `It's shocking,` one woman told us. `It's always been a good neighborhood.`"


Friday, February 5, 2010

Suicide By Cop?

"BELLINGHAM, WA – A Bellingham man reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend after chasing her down, then was later shot by a Bellingham police officer Friday morning.

"The suspect is dead, but how he died remains in doubt.

"Bellingham police say it started just after 8 a.m. in the 2400 block of J Street. A neighbor saw a man in the street pointing his gun at a woman, who police say was the man's ex-girlfriend. The suspect allegedly shot the woman in the back, then in the face.

"Neighbors reported hearing at least five shots. The woman died at the hospital.

"When police arrived at the scene, the man took off running. Police say he then went to the home of the ex-girlfriend's mother in the 2800 block of Moore Street, where there was some sort of confrontation. A neighbor heard the commotion and called police. The suspect again took off down the street.

"Police say an officer spotted the man. Something happened that caused the officer to think his life was in danger. He pulled his weapon and fired multiple shots at the suspect.

"The suspect was found dead, but it's unclear if he died from the officer's gunshots or a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"It's not immediately clear what led up to the initial shooting.

"The suspect and victim have not been identified."


Death In A Five Star Hotel

"NEW YORK, NY - A Manhattan socialite, distraught over her failing marriage, killed her 8-year-old son in a botched murder-suicide at a luxury Midtown hotel, police sources said Friday.

"Gigi Jordan, 49, was `babbling incoherently` when police found her on the floor of Room 1154 inside the Peninsula hotel on Fifth Ave. shortly before noon, the sources said.

"Her son - who was dead about a day - was face-up on the floor near his mom, with prescription pills scattered around the pricey room, the sources said.

"The dead child was `foaming at the mouth` from an apparent overdose, a police source said.

"There were also several notes left inside the room, although it was unclear if they were suicide notes, the sources said.

"`She lawyers up right away,` one police source said. `She won't answer any questions.`

"Jordan, who lives in the Trump International Hotel & Towers on Columbus Circle, was apparently upset over the end of her marriage when she checked into the five-star hotel with son Jude on Wednesday night, sources said.

"She paid the bill in cash, ordered room service and never left the room after arriving, police said.

"Jordan kept in e-mail contact with an aunt in Belgium, threatening to kill herself and the boy, sources said. The terrified aunt contacted the NYPD, which sent officers to the woman's West Side home.

"Jordan was eventually traced to the Peninsula, where she was found with her dead son.

"The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital at about 12:45 p.m., police said. She had ingested some of the pills, but survived the suicide attempt.

"The luxury hotel at 55th St. caters to upscale tourists with its spacious $600-a-night rooms."

Source: DAILY NEWS...

Few Details In 2nd Houston Murder/Suicide

"HOUSTON, TX - Police arrive to find two bodies inside a southwest Houston apartment unit and say it appears to be case of murder and suicide.

"Houston Police Officers found the bodies around 9:30 a.m. in the 10800 block of Kipp Way Drive.

"Aerial views of the scene showed an apartment with yellow crime scene tape extending out into a recreational area."


15 Year Old Girl Survives Eruption Of Violence

"HOUSTON, TX - Homicide detectives are on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in southwest Houston.

"The victims are husband and wife. Their bodies were discovered at the home on Munson at Ridgecreek just after 5am.

"We're told a 15-year-old girl was inside the home when the violence erupted. She was not hurt.

"No other details have been released at this time."

From ABC 13...

Love Triangle Ends Abruptly

"ORANGE PARK, FL - Clay County deputies investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Argyle area of Orange Park Thursday night said it appears the gunman shot a man who was dating his estranged wife, then went home and killed himself.

"The body of 49-year-old Robert Williams was found in from of a home in the 400 block of Summit Drive just before 8 p.m.

"Deputies said they identified 40-year-old Gregory Hood as a suspect and went to his home on Heather Glen Lane and found Hood dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The two homicide scenes are about seven miles apart.

"Hood and his wife were getting a divorce and deputies were told the wife was dating Williams. Detectives believe that was Hood's motive for the slaying.

"Friday morning, Hood's family members were seen cleaning blood off the driveway and sidewalk, but they declined to talk about Hood."


Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Domestic Problems" Cited

"SAN ANTONIO, TX - A 40-year-old woman was shot to death as she stopped to check on her daughter's Northwest side home Thursday morning.

"Neighbors told police that the woman's ex-husband fired the fatal shots as the woman sat in her parked car.

"The man fled and was pulled over a few miles away at a bank parking lot on Northwest Loop 410. Police Chief William McManus said that as police officers approached the man, he pulled a semi-automatic pistol and shot himself in the head.

"McManus said the case is considered a murder/suicide as the result of domestic problems between the couple. He said that domestic violence cases are on the rise in San Antonio and as a result, his department has taken a proactive approach to the problem.

"`We've doubled the number of people that we have in the department specifically working domestic violence,` McManus said. `I'd like to say that I've seen a dip in the numbers, but I can't say that.`"


Man Kills Lawyer, Self

"COLUMBIA, SC - Authorities say a South Carolina man was distraught over drawn-out divorce proceedings when he shot and killed his ex-wife's attorney, then turned the gun on himself.

"Pickens Police Chief Tommy Ellenburg says Jerry Dean Crenshaw shot J. Redmond Coyle several times Wednesday afternoon behind the attorney's office. Both men were 61.

"Harold Welborn, clerk of court in Pickens County, says Crenshaw and his wife filed for divorce in 2007. It was finalized in 2009, but the couple was still haggling over how to split up property they had owned together.

"Just last week, a judge had ordered Crenshaw and his wife to sell a home they co-owned and split the proceeds.

"Ellenburg says investigators found a note in Crenshaw's car indicating he had planned the attack."

From the New York Times...

Elderly Couple Found Dead In Mobile Home

"FEDERAL WAY, WA - Police confirm there has been a murder-suicide in a Federal Way mobile home.

"The incident happened in a unit at a mobile home park in the 32800 block of 20th Avenue South.

"Federal Way police said around 3:30 p.m. Thursday a family member found an elderly man and woman dead inside their home. The 911 call came in as shots fired, but police have not yet determined how they died.

"Police are operating under the assumption it's a murder-suicide...

"A friend of the couple identified them as Harold and Yvonne Earney. He said they are in their 80s.

"He said he spoke to the couple, who have been married for 60 years, hours earlier and said they both looked great.

"He [said] that he cannot believe this has happened.

"Their investigation will continue through the evening."


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Badly Decomposed" Bodies Found

"LAKE BUTLER, FL - Union County sheriff's investigators on Wednesday found two badly decomposed bodies in the living room of a home at 7047 S.W. 88th Run in Lake Butler.

"Deputies went to the home at about 10:30 a.m. for a well-being check, according to a press release from the Union County Sheriff's Office. They tried to contact the homeowner and then forced their way into the home.

"The agency's preliminary investigation indicates the deaths may be a murder-suicide. No names were released pending positive identification of the bodies

"Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents and Medical Examiner's Office personnel were also on scene Wednesday."


Murdering Mom Had "Known Psychiatric Problems"

"ST. LOUIS, MO - St. Louis police identify the north city woman believed to have killed her young daughter and then herself Sunday night as 27-year-old Tiffany Owens.

"Police say Owens fatally stabbed her 3-year-old daughter Taylor Johnson in the chest, then took her own life by shooting herself in the chest.

"The bodies were discovered by Taylor Johnson's father just after 8 pm Sunday at their home in the 4100 block of North Taylor.

"A police report says a note was recovered at the scene, and that Tiffany Owens had `known psychatric issues.`"


Mother And Daughter Found Dead

"LUBBOCK, TX - A welfare check by a deputy sheriff at a house in west Lubbock County led to the discovery of the bodies of a woman and a girl who’s believed to be the woman’s 12-year-old daughter.

"Interim Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe said both had gunshot wounds.

"Autopsies were ordered.

"Deputies located the bodies at around 5:30 p.m. Monday after relatives called authorities.

"A news release said the deputies looked through a window of the home and saw one person lying on a bed.

"Rowe said his office is conducting a homicide investigation and murder-suicide has not been ruled out.

"The sheriff did not immediately release names of the pair, pending autopsy results.

"Rowe said it appeared that the two had been dead for several days.

"Investigators found no sign of forced entry.

"Both bodies were found in the same room."


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bitter Renter

"EL MONTE, CA - A man and woman were found shot to death inside an El Monte home in what appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said.

"The shootings were reported about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Vane Avenue, about a block south of the Rio Hondo flood control channel, said Deputy Jeff Cannon of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting El Monte police in the investigation.

"The relationship between the victims, who were Latino, was unclear, he said. No further details were available.

"A woman who identified herself as the daughter of the female victim [said] she believed the gunman was a tenant of her mother's. She said her 42-year-old mother had lost her job and was renting rooms to make money."

Source: Los Angeles Times...

2 Dead, 1 Critical In "Family Member Scenario"

"WESTFORD, MA - In what police called a family dispute, two people were killed and a third person was critically injured in a shooting last night inside a home in Westford, police said.

"`It appears to be a family member scenario,` Captain Joseph Roy of the Westford police said in a phone interview.

"The third victim, a woman, was flown by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with injuries believed to be life-threatening, Roy said.

"Police were still notifying family members last night and would not release additional details.

"It was the second fatal shooting incident in a month in this suburb northwest of Boston.

"A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office said that state troopers from that office were in Westford last night investigating the shooting on Makepeace Road, but that no additional information was available."


Monday, February 1, 2010

Witnesses Call Murder/Suicide

"ALBANY, GA – About 3:00 Monday afternoon, a man shot and killed a woman, and then killed himself at Universal Forest Products on Industrial Blvd. in Moultrie.

"Deputies say when they arrived on the scene, they found a Hispanic man and woman dead from gunshot wounds. The woman was an employee of Universal Forest Products.

"Police have not said this was a murder-suicide, but witnesses say that it was.

"Witnesses also say the murdered woman was pregnant. The GBI is on the scene investigating. WALB was told that several people were nearby when the shootings took place.

"Police did not say what connection the dead people had, but the man was not employed at Universal."


Couple "Kept To Themselves" To The End

"MANDEVILLE, LA - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Greenleaves subdivision near Mandeville.

"Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hang-up about 10 a.m. Monday morning from a house on Chateau Lorie Circle, Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. George Bonnett said. When deputies responded, they found a woman dead in the home's garage and a man dead in the back yard, Bonnett said.

"Both of them had gunshot wounds, Bonnett said.

"Neighbors in the Chateau Loire section of the sprawling subdivision off U.S. 190 said they had not heard gunshots Monday morning. The couple who lived in the home mainly kept to themselves, the neighbors said.

"The couple involved were in their 70s or 80s, Sheriff Jack Strain said. Their names have been withheld until their relatives can be notified."


Shooter Phones It In Before Pulling Trigger

"FRUITLAND PARK, FL - Deputies found two bodies after 911 dispatchers heard gunshots from a caller inside a Fruitland Park home Monday morning.

"A male caller told a 911 dispatcher that he and his wife wanted to commit suicide because of their failing health, according to investigators.

"Dispatchers heard what appeared to be two gunshots while deputies responded to the home at 224 Poppy Drive.

"Detectives are investigating the crime scene and call the case an apparent murder-suicide."