Friday, April 27, 2012

"Physical Encounter" Led To Murder/Suicide

"MOREAUVILLE, LA — A woman and man from Moreauville are dead after an altercation that led to the man killing the woman with a gun and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said.

"Niki D. Garlington, 27, and Brandon P. Bonnette, 34, both of 3604 La. Highway 451, were found dead in their home after a family member called the Avoyelles Parish 911 Center around 11:30 p.m. Thursday to report the incident, Avoyelles Parish sheriff’s officials said.

"Investigators believe that Garlington and Bonnette engaged in a physical encounter that led to Bonnette shooting Garlington in the torso with a .357 caliber revolver, officials said.

"After Garlington was shot, Bonnette turned the gun on himself, firing one shot to his head, authorities said.

"The couple had not been seen in days, which prompted family members to go to the residence, officials said."


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