Friday, January 14, 2011
"DESTREHAN, LA — The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide, after a Destrehan man allegedly shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.
"Deputies responded to the house on the corner of Trepagnier Drive and Voisin Drive in Ormand Estates just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The couple's 16-year-old daughter was in her room sleeping when she heard the gunshots, deputies said. She ran into her parents' bedroom and saw them both dead.
"Investigators said the couple was having problems in their marriage.
"The man's father said he is devastated to lose his only son.
"`I'm just hoping I'm dreaming,` Carroll Charles Sr. said. `I just hope i'm dreaming and I can wake up and see everything's alright.`
"The woman was a teacher at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling. The couple also has a 19-year-old daughter who was not home at the time."