Monday, May 7, 2012
"REEDSVILLE, WV — State Police are still looking for answers after an apparent murder suicide from Sunday.
"Troopers in Monongalia County found a couple shot to death inside a home on McKinney Cave Road.
"Investigators say they found Randy Dalton and Lori Dodson dead in Dalton's home.
"`It was upsetting because I live this road,` McKinney Cave Road resident, John Robinson says. `To hear about a shooting on it is ridiculous.`
"McKinney Cave Road in Monongalia County is one of those quiet, country, backwoods, roads and that's why neighbors are still shocked about what happened there on Sunday.
"`He (Dalton's son) came over and said 'my dad shot himself and his girlfriend,'` neighbor, Jay Baker recalls of the incident. `He, more or less, was shaking so bad we (had to) get him a chair to sit down.`
"According to police, they found Dodson and Dalton shot to death Sunday afternoon in Dalton's home.
"`Bimbo's (referring to Dalton) always has been a quiet person around here,` neighbor, Robert Taylor says. `He's never bothered nobody, to see all the cops it was kind of a shock.`
"`She cared about people,` Robinson, speaking about Dodson, says. `Heck, she treated me wonderful. I was a little younger than them, so on the school bus she would take care of us.`
"Police records obtained by 5 News, show officers have been to the same house where they found the couple dead inside before.
"In February, Dalton apparently held a gun to Dodson's head and even pulled the trigger asking her `if she was ready to meet Jesus`.
"Neighbors mention Dalton, better known as `Bimbo`, had a drinking problem but was never violent.
"`He was a quiet neighbor," Baker says. "He never bothered nobody when he was drinking.`
"Two cars were at Dalton's home on Monday, but no one answered when [reporters] knocked on the door.
"`It's hard to look over there and know that he's not there,` Baker says."
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