Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Coroner Rules Murder/Suicide In Death Of Elderly Couple

"DARLINGTON, SC — A husband and wife are dead after a shooting incident Monday afternoon on South Center Rd. in Darlington.

"Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee stated that Alma Stonecypher, 72, died on the scene after being shot. Her husband, Oliver Stonecypher, 73, was taken to a nearby hospital where he then died from gunshot injuries.

"According to Capt. Andy Locklair of the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, investigators have confirmed that the incident was a murder-suicide. `The husband killed his wife and then proceeded to take his own life,` Capt. Locklair said.

"There's still no word on the circumstances which led to the killing but the DCSO is investigating all possibilities."

From scnow.com...

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