Saturday, June 30, 2012

Killer Steps In Front Of Train

"BOYNTON BEACH, FL — The man that was struck and killed by a Tri-Rail train early Thursday morning was the boyfriend of a 20-year-old woman found dead in her Boynton Beach home, according to Boynton Beach Police Officer Jaclyn E. Smith.

"Marcline Demosthene was found dead in her bedroom Thursday morning at her home on NW 8th Street. She lived there with 35-year-old Steverson Altidor, Smith said.

"Smith said Altidor fled the scene after the homicide and apparently stepped in front of an oncoming train on a southbound track between Glades Road and 900 NW 40th Street in Boca Raton.

"Police have not released the cause of Demosthene's death, but did say `it does not appear that the victim was shot or stabbed.`"


Shooter Found Dead In Park

"LITTLETON, CO — Littleton police released the identities of two men involved in an apparent murder-suicide.

"Littleton Cmdr. Kim Ferber said Ken Germain was fatally shot multiple times at his home by Colin Collea on Thursday afternoon.

"Germain was found dead at his house at 5931 S. Camargo Way after Collea, 57, called police and told them there was a shooting at the house, Ferber said.

"Collea told Littleton dispatch he was at Bear Creek Lake Park. Lakewood police discovered Collea's body shortly afterward in the southern part of the park with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"It is not clear how Germain and Collea knew each other. Ferber said there are no additional suspects being sought in relation to the shootings."



07/08/2012 — "Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long..."

Woman Dead, Man Hospitalized In Attempted Murder/Suicide

"FINGERVILLE, SC — The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that has left one person dead.

"Deputies were called to Blackwell Street in the Fingerville community 11 p.m. Thursday in, what they say appears to be, an incident involving man and a woman that are or were married but living in separate homes.

"Deputies believe Harold Dean Blackwell, 48, shot and killed his wife 48-year old Tammy Spivey Blackwell then attempted to take his own life by shooting himself.

"The autopsy on Tammy Blackwell shows she died from a gunshot wound to the head.

"Harold Blackwell suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office."


Friday, June 29, 2012

Elderly Couple Pronounced Dead

"MAHWAH, NJ — Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in New Jersey Friday morning.

"Authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. from a woman who said her elderly father had killer her mother and was about to kill himself. The woman, who lived nearby her parents' Mahwah home, reportedly gave police the garage door code.

"A SWAT team responded to the Polo Lane home and found a woman inside with a gunshot wound to the head. In the backyard, they found a man suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"They were both rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, where they were pronounced dead around 10:40 a.m.

"The identities of the deceased have been confirmed as 79-year-old Barbara Ellis and 82-year-old Harry Ellis.

"`They were the nicest people you could ask for,` neighbor Eric Boe said. `I can't believe it. I just found out about it myself...Just why? I can't imagine why it would happen.`

"The investigation is ongoing, and the motive remains unknown. Authorities say there was no prior history of domestic violence at the house. Officials were checking with the family to see if either parent may have had medical issues."

From WABC-TV...

Shooting In Park Leaves One Dead, One Wounded

"JACKSONVILLE, FL — A Thursday night shooting at Memorial Park on Riverside Avenue left one person dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and another at Shands Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

"Lt. Jesse York with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office described the incident as `domestic-related` and said no suspects are at large. He said the shots happened about 9:30 p.m.

"York said the shooter, a male, is deceased. The victim, a female, was transported to the hospital. Neither were identified by authorities."


Legal And Financial Troubles Preceded Murder/Suicide

"NEWTON CO, IN — A Newton County couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

"Investigators said it happened Friday afternoon on the 400 block State Road 55, about seven miles northeast of Morocco.

"Coroner Scott McCord said he believes Marv Simon, 62, killed his wife Mindy Simon, 60, and his dog before shooting himself. McCord said the couple had been separated and lived in different houses on the same property.

"McCord said Marv's financial and legal troubles may have played a role in the deaths."

From WLFI...

Marital Issues Suspected In Murder/Suicide

"NORTH CODOROUS TWP, PA — A man shot and killed his wife in North Codorus Township on Thursday, and then turned the gun on himself. When police arrived, they found the couple dead.

"Police responded to the 1900 block of Stoverstown Road in North Codorus Township just before 5 p.m and found James Witte, 42, and his wife Holly Witte, 41 dead.

"`Officers found two people deceased from obvious gunshot wounds,` stated Southwestern Regional Police Chief Gregory Bean.

"The incident began when a family member was called by James Witte at approx. 4:30 pm. He advised that he was at his home and that he was about to shoot his wife and then himself.

"The telephone line was then disconnected. The family member went to the couples’ home and found the couple deceased.

"Police say that the husband used a rifle in the shooting and believe the incident was the result of issues with the couple’s marriage."


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Soldier In Custody After Botched Murder/Suicide

"FAYETTEVILLE, NC — An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting on a North Carolina Army Base, reportedly killing a senior officer.

"According to officials at Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville, a shooting took place on base on Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

"According to Fort Bragg officials, a soldier with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself, during a unit safety brief.

"According to the Army Times, the solider who was fatally shot was a senior officer.

"The shooter was injured and is in custody, according to Fort Bragg officials. A third soldier was reportedly injured by a ricocheting bullet.

"Fort Bragg law enforcement and emergency responders secured the scene within minutes at the corner of Letterman and Armistead Streets.

"Special Agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are on the scene and have begun an investigation.

"Notification of the next of kin is underway."


Puzzled Deputies Ponder Relationship In Murder/Suicide

"FANNING SPRINGS, FL — A murder/suicide Tuesday in Fanning Springs remains under investigation as the Levy County Sheriff’s Office is trying to learn why a man killed a woman who authorities say was like a mother figure to him.

"Killed was Genoveva Magnolia Recinos Castillo, 46. Authorities believe she was killed by Arturo Ranferi Zacarias, 26, who then killed himself, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

"`We are trying to figure out what the motive was to cause that man to react in that violent fashion,` Lt. Scott Tummond said. `He viewed her as a mother figure. Something catastrophic occurred. We’re trying to filter through and figure out what caused him to act like that.`

"The incident occurred at 7491 NW 168th Lane. A frantic juvenile reported to 911 that someone had killed her mother, Tummond said.

"Deputies who arrived a short time later found Castillo’s body in the living room. A large injury to her neck was plainly visible.

"Within minutes, Zacarias’ body was found in a room of his home across the street. Zacarias appeared to have died from self-inflicted wounds, Tummond said.

"Statements taken from friends of the families said that Zacarias viewed Castillo as a mother figure, having lost his mother some years before, Tummond said."


"He Likes To Buy Me Things"

"DEWEY BEACH, DE — Hours before she turned up dead in a Dewey Beach motel room, Danielle Mehlman was at a nightspot in town with Pawan Kumar—the man authorities believe later killed her—doing gummi bear shots with a Wilmington couple and showing off jewelry given to her by Kumar.

"Dan Caputo and his fiancée, Cheri Duvall, said they did not sense any issue or tension between Mehlman and Kumar, although they were a bit puzzled at the exact nature of the couple's relationship.

"Caputo said at one point, they referred to Kumar as Mehlman's `boyfriend` and she quickly corrected them to indicate he was not.

"`She didn't consider the relationship dating,` Caputo said. `She said, 'he likes to buy me things,' and showed us this jewelry, a gold necklace and two bracelets. She said right in front of him, 'I'm not having sex with him, I've got a boyfriend.'` Caputo said that it didn't seem as if Mehlman was being mean, that she was matter-of-fact about it.

"Hours after having drinks with Caputo and Duvall at Jimmy's Grill, Mehlman's body was discovered in a room at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel, the first homicide victim in Dewey since the resort incorporated 31 years ago.

"Kumar's body was discovered about 24 hours later at a motel in New Jersey, an apparent suicide."


Couple Had No History Of Domestic Violence

"TACOMA, WA — A couple was found dead on their property near Puyallup in what may be a murder-suicide, according to Sgt. Jerry Bates of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

"Neighbors on the 5000 block of 128th Street East reported hearing shots fired around 6:30 p.m., Bates said, but it was a relative who first arrived to see a woman, 46, lying on the ground next to a travel trailer on the couple’s property. Officers then found a man in his early 50s also dead nearby.

"Bates said there was no evidence so far that the couple had domestic-violence issues before."

From the Seattle Times...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Suspect In Murder Found Dead

"FOLSOM, CA — Investigators say the man believed to have killed a woman in Mariposa County has now turned up dead in a park outside of Sacramento.

"On Friday, the body of 21-year old Tiffany Russell was discovered near Lake Don Pedro. ...the victim's brother ... says Tiffany may have been there because her husband has family near the lake.

"Sunday morning at Negro Bar State Park in Folsom, a SWAT team sealed off the area after finding a white pickup parked at a nearby restaurant which belonged to 21-year old Sean Russell. He is believed to have killed his wife Tiffany Russell. Agents later found a man's body near a bike trail, who may have committed suicide. All signs point to it being Sean."


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Adult, Two Kids Found Dead In Motel

"NATIONAL CITY, CA — Investigators say two children and one adult were found dead inside a National City Motel Tuesday.

"Police were called around 10 a.m. to the Paradise Motel in the 1400 block of National City Blvd.

"All three victims were found with a single gunshot wound to the head, according to officers.

"The victims have not been identified, but officers say an 8-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were found dead, along with a male adult who may be their father.

"The male adult was found on the floor with a what could be a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, officers said. A gun was found nearby. The children were found on the bed.

"Police say they are interviewing a woman who could be the children's mother."


Monday, June 25, 2012

Attempted Murder/Suicide At Hilton Head Assisted Living Center

"HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected, attempted murder-suicide after an elderly woman was found dead and her husband found suffering from a gunshot wound in their home at an assisted-living community in Hilton Head.

"Deputies responded to The Seabrook, an assisted-living community located at 300 Woodhaven Lane, on Sunday around 8 p.m. after a caregiver reported two of her clients in need of medical attention.

"Upon arrival, the caregiver told deputies she went to the couple's room and found a note on the door turning away any visitors. Once inside, the caregiver said she found a second note advising her to call 911.

"At that time, deputies say the caregiver found 84-year-old Page Cross lying in a bed suffering from multiple lacerations. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"In another bedroom, the caregiver found the woman's 90-year-old husband, John Cross, lying on the floor with a gunshot wound and multiple lacerations. He was taken to Hilton Head Medical Center and then transported to Savannah for continued treatment.

"Officials say the investigation continues, with autopsy results pending."

From WCSC...

"You Never Expect Something Like This"

"LANCASTER, TX — A man and his wife were fatally shot at a home in west Harris County early Monday morning, in what deputies say is a possible murder-suicide.

"The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. at the residence in the 7300 block of River Pines near Village Lake Drive, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

"Deputies said the man and woman, whose names have not been released, were rushed to a nearby hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

"Deputies were dispatched to the home on a call about an emergency shooting. When they arrived, they had to force their way into the house, said Sgt. Felipe Rivera, a Harris County homicide investigator.

"Rivera said deputies found the woman wounded, lying on the living room floor. The man was found wounded in a downstairs bedroom. A handgun was found in the bedroom, as well. Deputies said the woman called 911 to report the shooting, saying she had been shot.

"There were no signs of forced entry in the home. Deputies were still in the process of investigating the scene, but it appears that the shooting could be a possible murder-suicide, Rivera said.

"Neighbors in the area said the shooting was unusual for their neighborhood. They said it’s a quiet residential area.

"`I’m surprised,` said 22-year-old Poleth Turcios, who lives nearby. `You never expect something like this.`"


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Suspect Shoots Himself As Police Arrive

"CARPENTERSVILLE, IL — A 39-year-old man shot his 39-year-old girlfriend, then took his own life outside a friend’s home less than a half hour later Friday night, police said.

"According to reports, at 9:39 p.m. Friday police received a call about a domestic situation along the zero block of Pueblo Road that might involve a gun. Officers arrived on the scene to find the woman, who had been shot twice, dead in her car, which was parked along the street.

"The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family, police said.

"At 10:06 p.m. police were called to a home along the 1500 block of Alameda Drive. The man who called told police his friend, Anthony Rodriguez, had driven to the caller’s home and told him what had happened. The man thought he had convinced Rodriguez to turn himself in for the murder, police said.

"When two officers arrived Rodriguez, address unknown, was in front of the Alameda Drive home. Police said Rodriguez took his handgun, then shot himself under his chin. Paramedics took Rodriguez to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead a short time thereafter.

"Police said the matter remains under investigation."

From The Courier-News...

Couple Found Shot To Death In Beverly Hills Hilton

"BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at the Beverly Hills Hilton involving an elderly man and women whose bodies were discovered just hours before the hotel were to host the Daytime Emmy Awards.

"Officers responded to the famed hotel at 10.55pm Friday night after receiving reports of gunshots being fired and found the victims inside a room.

"The identities of the man and woman have not been revealed, and it remains unknown who killed whom...

"`Homicide investigators believe that they are victims of an apparent murder-suicide,` Beverly Hills Lieutenant Mark Rosen said in a news release...

"A coroner's investigator was dispatched to pick up the bodies just before 6am on Saturday, coroner's Lieutenant Larry Dietz said.

"About five hours earlier, police brought a mobile crime lab to the hotel.

"The famed luxury hotel on Wilshire Boulevard has been the home of the Golden Globe Awards since 1961

"A spokesman for the Beverly Hilton said despite the police activity, the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will go on as planned on Saturday night.

"The hotel nicknamed ‘the place to see and be seen’ most recently made news as the place where Whitney Houston drowned in her room’s bathtub in February.

"Other celebrity deaths include Australian actor Peter Finch, who had a fatal heart attack in the lobby in 1977..."

From The Daily Mail...

Husband Of Dead Woman Found Hanging In Tree

"SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA — The woman who was found dead at the Lone Pine Lodge on June 20, 2012 has been identified and her husband was found dead today.

"Police say they found 43-year-old Lyra Fisher-Bomediano dead in a room at the Lone Pine Lodge in South Lake Tahoe and with her was her crying 2-year-old child.

"The child was not hurt and is in the care of Child Protective Services, according to Police.

"Police say they have been searching for the woman’s husband who is also the father of the child for questioning concerning the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death, since June 20, 2012.

"South Lake Tahoe Police say they found the woman’s husband, Aaron Fisher hanging from a tree behind Raley’s on Heavenly Village Way on June 22, 2012. Officers say the preliminary investigation shows Mr. Fisher’s death was likely a suicide.

"This case is still under investigation by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department."

From KRNV Reno...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sheriff Concludes Deaths Were Murder/Suicide

"KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knox County Sheriff's Office has concluded that the couple found shot in their West Knox County apartment this week died in a murder/suicide.

"The son of Cindy Jo Flanary, 48, found the bodies of his mother and her longtime boyfriend, Alan Ollis, on Wednesday. They lived in the Heritage Lake Apartments, off Grove Lake Way, just off Westland Drive and Pellissippi Parkway.

"After a preliminary autopsy, the medical examiner believes Ollis shot Flanary once in the head, then turned the gun on himself. Both were found dead in the bathroom. There were no signs of a struggle.

"The autopsy also revealed that the couple had likely been dead since late Sunday night or early Monday morning."


Troopers Arrive In Time To Hear Screams Of Victim

"DEERFIELD, NY — State Police responded to the scene of what they say appears to be a `murder, suicide` in the town of Deerfield on Friday.

"State Police spokesman Jack Keller [said] that they were called to the scene after a woman called 911 saying there was a man with a gun at 101 Carver Street.

"Upon arrival, troopers could hear a female screaming inside the home. The woman was found shot and wounded and transported to the hospital where she later died, police said.

"A male was also found dead inside the home from what police say was a `self-inflicted gunshot wound.`

"Police say there was a relationship between the two, but they were not married.

"Another female and two small children were also in the home at the time of the incident, but were unharmed, according to Keller.

"Identities of the deceased have not been released."


Killer May Have Called Sheriff's Department

"RIO LINDA, CA — A woman found shot dead inside a home in Sacramento County, and a man found dead about five miles away inside another home were dating, according to investigators.

"Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies got a call about a homicide in Rio Linda. Investigators went to the home along Altoona Court and found 54-year-old Darrilynn Groth dead inside. She had a gunshot wound to her head.

"The person who called authorities also reported the man responsible for the shooting had driven to another location, and was talking about suicide.

"Deputies tracked the shooting suspect to an area of Arden Arcade along Los Molinos Way. Neighbors were removed from the area for a few hours as crews moved in around the home.

"Around 10 p.m., a robot device was sent inside the home and found a man in his 50’s dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Investigators say they are confidant the man inside the home is the person responsible for Groth’s death. They believe the two were in a relationship, but they do not know what happened before the shooting.

"The identity of the man has not been released at this time. Investigators think the initial caller may have been the man himself."

From KTXL-TV...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Child May Have Witnessed Murder/Suicide

"BONIFAY, FL — The shooting deaths of a man and woman at their home north of Bonifay Thursday morning appears to be what investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office are calling a case of murder-suicide. Officials identified the victims as 47-year-old Billy Ray Coatney and 41-year-old Tammie Renae Coatney. In a press release about the case, which is still under investigation, authorities said they believe Mr. Coatney shot his wife and then himself.

"The Coatney’s biological child is believed to have witnessed some aspects of the shooting. The child went to a neighbor’s house around 9 a.m. to seek help after the shootings took place, authorities said. The neighbor placed a 911 call to summon deputies. The couple’s home is at 2702 Tup McWaters Road, located near the intersection of Flowing Well Road about seven miles north of Bonifay.

"The youngster has since been placed in the care of other family members."

From the Jackson County Floridian...

"Stuff Like This Doesn’t Happen Over Here"

"PENSACOLA, FL — Lisa Swan was awakened early Wednesday by the sounds of a woman repeatedly screaming for help.

"The woman was the girlfriend of Anthony Ayala, 22, whom Pensacola Police Department investigators say shot the woman several times and then fatally shot himself in the head during a violent episode shortly after midnight.

"Swan, 39, was one of several people who called 911 to report screams and gunfire in the 1000 block of Gerhardt Drive, off Bayou Boulevard in the Cordova Park neighborhood.

"`My heart was pounding,` Swan said. `I was shaking. Stuff like this doesn’t happen over here. I was looking out the window trying to stay clear of anything that might happen.`

"When police officers arrived, the woman, who is in her 20s, was on the ground in her yard in front of a pickup, and Ayala, who was dead, was lying beside her.

"A gun was found at the scene, police Capt. David Alexander said.

"`So far, what we are confirming is there is some indication that she was going to leave him,` Alexander said. `There was a statement made: 'If you leave me, then I will kill you and then kill myself.'`

"The Police Department would not release the woman’s name. She was in serious condition Wednesday at a local hospital, the department said."


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Couple Pronounced Dead At Scene

"VERONA, KY — Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Verona.

"Gallatin County Dispatch received a call of a shooting on 185 Wanda Court at 10:41 Wednesday morning. When Troopers arrived, they found that 35-year old April Turner, had been shot in her home. Her husband, 37-year old Michael Turner, was also found in the home with a gunshot wound.

"Police say their preliminary investigation shows that Michael Turner shot his wife before shooting himself. Both subjects were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Three children, ages 14, 13 and 8, were outside the home at the time of the shooting and are with Gallatin County Social Services at this time."


Bomb Materials Found After Murder/Suicide

"LIZTON, IN — Police searching the home of a man accused of killing his wife before shooting himself discovered a box full of pipe bombs, investigators said.

"Witnesses told police that Michael T. Giles, 37, and his wife, Emily C. Giles, 26, had been drinking in a barn with friends behind their home near 8000 North County Road 400 West in Hendricks County on Monday night.

"When they got into an argument, Michael Giles followed Emily Giles into the home.
Friends said they heard gunshots and found the woman shot on the sidewalk. Michael Giles was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

"Emily Giles was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Her husband was flown by medical helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis with serious injuries, police said.

"A child who was asleep in the home at the time was not injured.

"When police searched the couple's home Tuesday night, they discovered a metal box with 17 pipe bombs inside.

"The bombs were loaded with nails and BBs.

"They were destroyed at the scene by members of the Indianapolis police bomb squad early Wednesday."


Bodies Found After Fire Guts Farmhouse

"CHEMUNG, NY — Police say a man killed his estranged girlfriend and then himself in an upstate New York farmhouse that was gutted by fire.

"Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss says the murder and suicide happened in the town of Chemung on the Pennsylvania border.

"Few details have been released, but he says 56-year-old Dennis Perry killed 47-year-old Mary Vinson and a gun was found at the scene.

"The causes of their deaths and the fire remain under investigation Wednesday.

"Firefighters were called to the house at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and took two hours to get the blaze under control."

From CBS Albany...

Father And Daughter Found Dead

"PRATTVILLE, AL — The deaths of a father and daughter found Thursday in Autauga County have been ruled as a murder-suicide.

"The bodies of 43-year-old Edward Grady Kelley and his 18-year-old daughter Allison Marie Kelley were found shot to death inside a home off of Autauga County Road 10 on Thursday, June 14.

"Prattville Police responded to the scene. Investigators believe the father and daughter got into an argument which caused the father to shoot his daughter before turning the gun on himself. They were last seen alive on Wednesday, June 13 around 9:30 p.m. Allison's boyfriend located the bodies the next day.

"Investigators say there were no notes left behind and aren't sure what caused the father and daughter to argue."


Gunman Shoots Himself After Attempted Double Murder, Police Chase

"SPOKANE, WA — A routine traffic stop on the Newport Highway on Tuesday afternoon became a gunfight that left two sheriff’s deputies wounded and set off a chaotic crime spree that stretched across most of north Spokane County.

"The alleged gunman, 41-year-old Charles R. Wallace, fled the scene and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a sedan he carjacked after the shooting, firing repeatedly at pursuing cars before he shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area.

"The deputies, described as seasoned law enforcement veterans, were in stable condition Tuesday night at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where one had surgery for his wounds.

"`My deputies are OK,` Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday evening."

From The Spokesman-Review...

Neighbors Stunned By Murder/Suicide

"ROBBINSVILLE, NC — Authorities in Graham County are investigating an apparent murder/suicide.

"Deputies say Cody Wayne Mahon shot his wife, Megan Rogers, at their home on Dry Creek Road in the Stecoah community around 7:30pm Monday, then turned the gun on himself.

"Mahon died early this morning at the hospital.

"Neighbors were stunned by the shootings, and authorities are not commenting on a possible motive at this time."

From WLOS...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kid Finds Bodies Of Mom & Dad

"MIDWEST CITY, OK — Midwest City police have released the names of a man and woman killed in a murder-suicide on June 14 at the Village Oaks mobile home park.

"Police said 41-year-old Walter Peery shot and killed his 41-year-old wife, Ginny Peery. He then turned the gun on himself. Police said one of the couple's children found their bodies inside the mobile home.

"Midwest City Police Assistant Chief Sid Porter said there was no history of violence or calls to the address. Neighbors said the same."


Monday, June 18, 2012

Street Fight Ends In Murder/Suicide

"SANTA PAULA, CA — The deaths of two men are under investigation in Ventura County.

"Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man around 10 a.m. Sunday when they responded to a report of a street fight on the 17000 block of East Telegraph Road in the Santa Paula area.

"A suspect apparently ran from the scene. The investigation led detectives to a trailer on the 100 block of Ferris Lane, where someone was barricaded inside.

"Hours after unsuccessful attempts to contact the suspect, deputies entered the trailer. That's when they found the body of a second man. Authorities have not released the identities of the two men."

From KABC-TV...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Estranged Couple Dead After Argument Ends In Gunfire

"OLYMPIA, WA — An estranged husband and wife are dead after police say they got into an argument that ended in gunfire at a residence north of Lacey. Police believe the husband shot the wife, then himself.

"The family of the 39-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, both from the Olympia area, found them dead with gunshot wounds to the head Saturday afternoon, according to Thurston County Sheriff’s Det. Sgt. Ray Brady.

"`Preliminary indications show it appears to be a murder suicide,` Brady said.

"Police were called to the property in the 8000 block of Kerbaugh Road N.E. at 5:15 p.m. after the couple was found. Brady said the woman had come to drop off the couple’s children to stay with their father over the weekend.

"The children went to their grandparents’ house, located on the same property as their father’s, while the couple began arguing.

"No other injuries were reported. Brady said to his knowledge, police had not been called to the address before.

From The Olympian...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

"Gifted" Surgeon Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Self

"BUFFALO, NY — In the end, the gifted trauma surgeon widely beloved as a lifesaver turned to violence, killing himself with a gunshot to the head as he was being sought in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend.

"A two-day nationwide search for Dr. Timothy Jorden ended when police found his body in thick brush a half-mile from his Lake Erie shoreline home. A neighbor had reported hearing a gunshot from the area on Wednesday morning, and police with dogs found the body, dressed in surgical scrubs, on Friday morning.

"Authorities had been looking for Jorden since Wednesday morning, when 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center, where they both worked. Friends said Wisniewski was afraid of the 49-year-old Jorden and had broken off their relationship some time ago.

"Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said Jorden went to the hospital with a shotgun and a .357 Magnum pistol intending to kill Wisniewski because of their breakup. Jorden lured her to the hospital basement, where he shot her five times at point-blank range, Derenda said. He then ran from the hospital and drove home, where surveillance video showed him arriving about 30 minutes later.

"Just four minutes later, Jorden is seen leaving the house, down a path to a ravine and disappearing into the woods.

"Derenda said Jorden killed himself with one shot to the head from the .357 Magnum and didn't leave a suicide note."


Friday, June 15, 2012

Suspected Killer Walks In Front Of Train

"RIVERSIDE, CA — Riverside police are investigating the killing of a woman in her apartment as a potential murder–suicide after her boyfriend was struck and killed by a train shortly after her death Friday morning, June 15.

"A family member discovered the woman’s body at 9:15 a.m. in her apartment in the 8000 block of Indiana Avenue, south of Monroe Street, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said.

"The victim had a history of domestic violence with an estranged boyfriend, Riverside police Officer Bryan Galbreath said.

"No one reported hearing any screams or cries of distress prior to the slaying. In the morning the woman’s family tried to wake her before realizing she had been killed. Police said the woman suffered obvious injuries to indicate a homicide.

"Riverside County coroner’s officials confirmed the boyfriend was the same man who was killed by a train after 1 a.m., less than three miles away from where the woman was killed. Police are considering the man as a person of interest in the case until all other suspects can be ruled out.

"Homicide detectives are investigating the cause of death, but believe the man may have killed the woman in her apartment, then went to the train tracks.

"The Coroner's office said the man was seen walking onto the tracks and into the path of an oncoming train, about 300 yards west of Mary Street and Indiana Avenue.

"Police have not determined if the case is a suicide or accidental."

From The Press-Enterprise...

"10 Seconds Of Screaming Then BANG BANG BANG"

"CARROLLWOOD, FL — A man and a woman were fatally shot in the presence of two children during an apparent murder-suicide at lunchtime today in the parking lot of a Carrollwood restaurant, deputies said.

"The man and woman had gone to the Village Inn at 8602 N. Dale Mabry Highway to exchange one of the children, an 8-year-old, said Larry McKinnon, spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

"An argument broke out, and the man shot the woman then himself, McKinnon said.

"`There were 10 seconds of screaming then bang, bang, about four to five shots,` said Glenn Fiske, a witness.

"The woman was in the driver's seat of a conversion van when she was shot, Fiske said. There were five adults in the van, though their relationship was not immediately available."

From Tampa Bay Online...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Relative Finds Body Of Victim During Welfare Check

"MONTROSE, CO — A woman checking a relative's home Wednesday made a gruesome discovery—the body of a woman, shot multiple times, in an upstairs area.

"Montrose County Sheriff's deputies who rushed to the scene also found a man dead in the remnants of a shed on the property, at 19545 Pahgre Road. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

"`We have no reason to believe this is anything other than a murder suicide,` Sheriff Rick Dunlap said Thursday.

"Dunlap isn't releasing the victims' names at this time, until identities are confirmed and pending notification of next of kin.

"The sheriff's first inkling of trouble came Tuesday night, in the form of a phone call. A woman reported her friend had never returned to pick up her child, and this was not like her. The witness also said she had called her friend's work in Ridgway, and learned the other woman had never shown up, or called in.

"`We immediately entered her as a concern for welfare and as an attempt to locate, because it was out of character,` Dunlap said.

"The caller also drove by Pahgre Road and spotted her friend's car there. The home belonged to the missing woman's ex-boyfriend, Dunlap said.

"`We tried to locate (the victim) by cell phone. We were unable to get location by tracking her cell phone. Deputies called multiple times,` he said.

"On Wednesday, based upon information investigators had gleaned about the woman's relationship with her ex, the case was upgraded to a missing and possible endangered person.

"At 12:31 p.m., the 911 call came. A relative of the man who lived at the Pahgre Road address had entered the home, gone upstairs, and discovered the missing woman's body.

"Dunlap said deputies had not entered the home on Tuesday because they had no cause to do so without a warrant, and there was insufficient probable cause for a warrant."

From the Montrose Daily Press...

Investigation Reveals Murder/Suicide Of Elderly Pair

"JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA — Police in Lebanon County said the shooting deaths of an elderly couple is a case of murder-suicide.

"Wayne Schmitt, 80, of 3 Rosemont Dr in Jackson Township, shot and killed his ailing, 80-year-old wife, Barbara, and then took his own life, state police said.

"The couple's granddaughter called police after not being able to reach them by phone.

"State police said they think the shootings happened between Sunday night and Monday."

From WGAL...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Grandparents Killed In Double Murder/Suicide

"MIAMI, FL — Police say a man shot his child's grandparents before turning the gun on himself during a dispute in a southwest Miami-Dade home Tuesday night.

"The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at a home in the 1800 block of Southwest 70th Avenue when 34-year-old Oney Campiz was involved in an argument with 59-year-old Martha Kim Jo and 55-year-old Leonardo Diaz, Miami-Dade Police said.

"Campiz has a 4-year-old child with Edelind Subarnaba, the daughter of Jo and Diaz, police said.

"Police say Campiz shot Jo and Diaz before shooting himself. Subarnaba and three children who were inside the home at the time of the shooting were able to escape unharmed, police said.

"Officers arrived and found the three bodies.

"Neighbors said they had seen some of the family about 10 minutes before the shooting happened and were shocked that the couple was killed.

"`I'm scared and surprised,` said Lizet Gonzalez, who has lived next door to the couple about three years. `I'm sad...because I wouldn't expect that.`"

From NBC Miami...

SWAT Team Finds Bodies Of Elderly Florida Couple

"TAMARAC, FL — An elderly couple was found dead in a home in Tamarac Wednesday morning in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

"Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said deputies were called to the home in the 7800 block of Exeter Boulevard East around 5:40 a.m. where the caretaker of the elderly couple reported hearing what sounded like gunshots.

"A SWAT team responded and entered the home and found the 85-year-old man and 83-year-old woman dead. Neither was identified.

"The incident is still being investigated, Concepcion said."

From NBC Miami...

Double Protection Orders Couldn't Stop Killer

"WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — A man shot his girlfriend to death, and then fired at cops before he killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington Heights early this morning, law-enforcement sources said.

"Police were trying to enter the locked apartment building on Audubon Avenue, near West 174th Street, after a 911 call for gunshots in a residence about 1:20 a.m., when Sergio Azcona, 29, allegedly fired his handgun at them, then fled inside the building, law-enforcement sources said. No officers were hit.

"When Emergency Service Unit officers arrived and forced open the door, cops found Azcona on the first floor, with a gunshot wound to his head, sources said. EMS rushed him to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition, but he died at 7:30 a.m., law-enforcement sources said. His weapon was recovered from the scene.

"Cops then found a 26-year-old woman, whose name was withheld pending family notification, shot in the head in Azcona’s fourth-floor apartment, where gunshots had been heard, sources said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The victim had previously secured two orders of protection against Azcona, law enforcement sources said."

From the New York Post...

"Quiet, Friendly" Couple Found Dead

"CORDOVA, SC — Investigators say a man and a woman were found dead at a Cordova residence after what they are calling a murder-suicide.

"Authorities had little detail Tuesday night, but said the brother- and sister-in-law were found at a Ranch Hill Drive residence just before 3 p.m. It appeared the two had gunshot wounds, but the cause the death will be determined in an autopsy, authorities said.

"The deceased are 63-year-old Johnnie Ann Walker and 60-year-old Malcolm Theodore Garrick Jr., both of 133 Ranch Hill Dr., according to Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall.

"Investigators have not said if any motive was discovered during the ongoing investigation.

"A resident of the area for the past 26 years, Tina Axson said the neighborhood is typically quiet. She knew several people on Ranch Hill Drive. They were quiet, friendly neighbors, she said."

From the Times and Democrat...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Triple Shooting Was Attempted Double Murder/Suicide

"NORTH BRANFORD, CT — State police ate calling a triple shooting in North Branford on Saturday night a murder-suicide.

"Police said Exsell Negron, 41, shot and killed his wife, Meredith Negron, 39, shot his father-in-law and then shot and killed himself inside 55 Broke Lane just before 8 p.m. on Saturday.

"All three had been shot in the chest-abdomen area, police said.

"Autopsies will be performed on the Negrons.

"Meredith’s father, Richard Fletcher, 70, had been shot in the abdomen and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

"He told the New Haven Register that his grandson was away when the shooting happened and his granddaughter was with her other grandparents.

"His wife, Jean, was outside the house at the time of the shooting and he yelled for her to call for help, the Register reports.

"The paper also reports that he won the lottery a $6 million lottery in 1995 and split the prize.

"State police and the state’s attorney are assisting North Branford police with the investigation."

From NBC Connecticut...

Landlord Finds Bodies

"SPRINGFIELD, IL — A man apparently killed a woman inside an apartment on South Durkin Drive last week and then killed himself, the Sangamon County coroner’s office said Monday.

"The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said in a news release.

"She said Vecheeka Wesley-Sullers, 48, died as a result of blunt-force injuries to her head and neck, while Shawn Kee, 43, died of a self-inflicted cut.

"The landlord of the complex reportedly found the bodies and called police. Police were called about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Investigators are waiting on the results of toxicology tests, Edwards said."

From The State Journal-Register...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Woman Survives Being Shot In Her Sleep

"BIG FLATS, WI — A 38-year-old Adams man is dead and his 28-year-old girlfriend is hospitalized after a domestic dispute that ended in an apparent attempted homicide-suicide.

"At 3:45 a.m. today, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a shooting in the 900 block of West Trout Valley Road in Big Flats, according to a news release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. The caller reported a woman at the residence was shot while sleeping in a bedroom.

"The 28-year-old woman’s former boyfriend shot at her through a bedroom window, according to the news release. The woman and man had been involved in a domestic disturbance on Sunday evening, and officers arrested the man. He was released after posting a bond.

"When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the dead 38-year-old man lying on the ground outside the woman’s bedroom. He was the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Emergency personnel transferred the 28-year-old woman to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with non-life threatening injuries, the news release said.

"The Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Rapids Police Department, Rome Police Department, Nekoosa Ambulance, Big Flats Fire Department and Adams County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted at the scene."


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Four Dead, One Hospitalized In Multiple Murder/Suicide

"SELMA, CA — Authorities say a former Indian Army officer wanted in a 1996 killing in his native country killed his wife and 2 of their children in their California home Saturday before apparently taking his own life.

"Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Curtice says Avtar Singh called Selma police at around 6:15 a.m. and told them that he had just killed four people.

"Curice says Selma police asked for assistance from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office because Singh was known to have a military background and was wanted for allegedly killing a human rights lawyer in 1996 in the disputed Kashmir region.

"He says when a sheriff's SWAT team entered the home they found the bodies of Singh, a woman believed to be his wife and two children, ages 3 and 15. A 17-year-old boy found severely injured has been hospitalized.

"It's unclear why Singh remained free after India requested that he be extradited."

From KTVN...

SWAT Robot Finds Bodies Of Murder/Suicide Victims

"HOUSTON, TX — A SWAT team found two bodies inside a southeast Houston home this morning.

"They went to the house on 8211 Glenheath after a man called police around 1am and said he had killed his wife.

"The team sent in a robot camera after a standoff that lasted two hours. The camera showed a man and woman dead in the master bedroom.

"Officers were able to enter the home and found the bodies. Police say the man appears to have been the aggressor and the dead woman was his wife.

"Police have not released the the names of the man and woman, but they confirm the man was a retired Houston firefighter.

"Officers found a loaded gun in the home, but the causes of their deaths are pending autopsies."

From KTRK...

Three Dead In "Suspicious Circumstances"

"LA PLATA COUNTY, CO — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after three bodies were discovered Friday afternoon, a news release from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said.

"After receiving a call at about 1:40 p.m., deputies were sent to a residence on Colorado Highway 140 about one half mile north of the Colorado-New Mexico border to investigate suspicious circumstances at the location.

"`When deputies arrived on the property, they discovered the body of a man hanging in a barn from what initially appears to be a possible suicide,` the release said.

"While conducting a check of the property, deputies found a foot “protruding from freshly dug dirt” near a river bank, and they recovered the body of another man.

"Based on information found at the residence, investigators asked Durango Police Department to check on the welfare of a woman at a home on Riverview Drive in Durango.

"Durango Police Lt. Ray Shupe said that Durango Police officers responded to the house and found the woman, age 67. The death is being investigated as a homicide, Shupe said.

"While the three deaths appear connected, investigators were only able to say that no one else is currently being sought in connection with the deaths.

"`Based on the information we have at this time,` sheriff’s office spokesman Dan Bender said, `we don’t feel that La Plata County residents should feel any fear for their safety. We have no indication there is a suspect at large.`

"Names of the deceased were not be released pending the notification of next of kin."

Source: Durango Herald...


06/11/2012 — Inheritance dispute cited as cause of murder/suicide...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Murder/Suicide Caught On Video

"WEST MONROE, LA — Police believe a man murdered his wife and then shot and killed himself early this morning at the Sonic restaurant on the 5300 block of Cypress Street near Well Road in West Monroe.

"Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies said video evidence showed Desmond West, 34, Bossier City, first struck his estranged wife Katherine West, 35, of Jonesboro, with a vehicle about 5:50 a.m.

"Police said video then showed Desmond West leaving his vehicle and shooting his wife in the head with a small caliber hand gun. Desmond West then returned to his vehicle and shot himself in the head.

"Katherine West died at the scene, while Desmond West died later at a local hospital.

"Katherine West had filed a protective order against her husband on Tuesday in Jackson Parish.

"Both the victim’s and suspect’s bodies will be sent to Little Rock, Ark., for autopsies.

"This case is open and under investigation."


Dead Men Found In Trailer

"THEODORE, AL — Mobile County Sheriff's Deputies have ruled the deaths of two men found in a mobile home off Baumhauer Road a murder-suicide.

"Deputies identified them as 53-year-old Kevin Rice and 58-year-old Phillip Harrah. Their bodies were discovered Thursday, June 7 around 11:30 a.m.

"Their investigation revealed Rice was shot three times in the back. Harrah was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Authorities say there is no known motive and nothing unusual was observed by neighbors."


Botched Double Murder/Suicide Sends Boy To Hospital

"BATON ROUGE, LA — Two adults are dead and a child is in critical condition after what investigators say was a murder-suicide involving a man and his estranged wife early Friday morning.

"The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the 2800 block of Magazine Drive in the Maison Deville neighborhood, which is off Sherwood Forest Boulevard near I-12, around 4 a.m.

"Detectives said Rouche Coleman, 38, shot Kesia Coleman, 35, shot her son and then turned the gun on himself. Rouche Coleman and Kesia Coleman died at the scene. The boy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His name was not given.

"Authorities said Kesia Coleman called the sheriff's office around 4 a.m. to report a suspicious person breaking into her home. Those were some of the last words she would ever speak. Her plea for help was too late."


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pair Survives Botched Murder/Suicide

"SHREVEPORT, LA — A Shreveport man is behind bars for trying to kill his girlfriend by deliberately driving into Cross Lake on Wednesday night, Caddo sheriff's deputies say.

"Dajuan Raheam Jackson, 29, was driving an SUV west in the 6100 block of North Lakeshore Drive when the vehicle careened off of the road and into the lake.

"Deputies who were dispatched about 9:30 p.m. found the SUV sinking about 15 to 20 feet from shore. Jackson was restraining his passenger, D’Aqua Guiden, 19, in the vehicle as it was sinking, deputies say.

"Deputy Devon Pickett and Caddo Fire District 1 fireman Justin Lewter, first on the scene, pulled Guiden from Jackson’s grasp and out a passenger-side window of the vehicle.

"She could not swim, so Pickett swam to shore with her.

"Jackson then climbed out of the vehicle and was escorted to shore with Lewter.

"Neither occupant of the car was injured in the crash."


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bodies Found In Front Yard

"INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a Westside shooting where they believe a man shot a woman before killing himself.

"Police received a call about the incident around 12:20 a.m. this morning at a house in the 1300 block of South Worth Avenue. They found Jonathan Ogden, 43, and Veronica Bailey, 40, both of Indianapolis, in the front yard with gunshot wounds.

"The two, who were not married but had been living together for more than 20 years, died at the home.

"Police believe that Ogden shot Bailey and then himself after the two had a fight.

"Police also believe the pair had been dead for about two hours before they were found.

"Ogden was arrested before — on May 25 — on suspicion of domestic battery."


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bodies Found In Burned Out SUV May Be Murder/Suicide

"TEMPE, AZ — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe say an SUV found burning in the desert with five bodies inside belonged to a missing family of five, including three children.

"Tempe police Sgt. Jeff Glover said today that an acquaintance reported that the Butwin family of Tempe was missing.

"He says investigators found `suspicious and concerning` evidence in the home but no people, and they began treating the case as a murder-suicide. The family’s Ford SUV also was gone.

"Meanwhile, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was investigating five bodies found burned beyond recognition in a Ford SUV in the desert 35 miles south of Phoenix.

"Glover says that the sheriff’s office since notified them that the SUV in the desert was registered to the Butwin family’s home.

"The bodies have not been positively identified."

From the Boston Herald...

Russian Assault Rifle Used In Murder/Suicide

"CLEARWATER, FL — A man killed his wife and then himself today, the same day the couple who was going through a divorce was scheduled to appear in court, according to Clearwater police.

"Police said Eugene Agbebaku, 33, of Wesley Chapel, went to 1279 Abbey Crescent Lane, off McMullen-Booth Road near Ruth Eckerd Hall. He broke into the condominium, where Ingrid Agbebaku, 32, also of Wesley Chapel, was staying with her grandmother, police said.

"Eugene Agbebaku shot and killed his wife, then he left the home and fatally shot himself in front of 1306 Abbey Crescent Lane, police said.

"Police said they received calls of a shooting about 3:45 a.m., and a Russian assault rifle was recovered at the scene.

"In February, Eugene Agbebaku was arrested for soliciting a female detective for sex in exchange for money, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office."

From Tampa Bay Online...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Botched Murder/Suicide Leaves One Man Dead, One Wounded

"MT WASHINGTON, KY — A domestic dispute turns into an attempted murder and suicide in Mount Washington, Kentucky.

"It happened just after midnight at an apartment complex on West Avenue.

"Bullitt Co. sheriff's detective Scotty McGaha says 26-year-old Nathaniel Gabbard of Mount Washington shot and wounded another man in the face, before Gabbard turned a gun on himself.

"Gabbard had come to the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, confronted and shot the other man, then broke into that apartment and killed himself.

"The man wounded is expected to survive his injuries according to McGaha.

"Doctors were treating him early Sunday morning at University Hospital in Louisville.

"After being shot, he called 911 on his cell phone and sought further help at a nearby convenience store."


Brother And Sister Found Dead In Resort Hotel

"SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — A Puerto Rico police official says a brother and sister from Florida have died in an apparent murder-suicide at a tourist hotel on the island.

"Police Capt. Diana Crispin identifies the pair as 28-year-old Kimberly Katherine Radcliffe and her brother 32-year-old Thomas Brian Radcliffe. Both are from Bonita Springs, Florida.

"The two were found Sunday in the upscale San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel in the Isla Verde tourist district. Crispin said Monday that the incident was still under investigation but that authorities believe Thomas Radcliffe shot his sister before turning a gun on himself. They had apparently been on vacation in the U.S. island territory for about a week."

From foxnews...

A Week After 30th Anniversary Couple Is Found Dead

"TECUMSEH, KS — The deaths of a husband and wife found in their Tecumseh home last Tuesday have preliminarily been ruled as a murder-suicide, according to a release from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

"In a release, the sheriff’s office indicates Andrew Jackson Jr. is a suspect in the murder of his estranged wife, Carolyn R. Jackson. Preliminary investigation also has determined Andrew Jackson’s death was a suicide, the release stated.

"The couple had been going through a divorce proceeding, which Carolyn Jackson initiated in March.

"Shawnee County sheriff’s deputies found the Jacksons dead in their Tecumseh home about 7:25 p.m. May 29, when they responded to a check welfare call.

"The Jacksons were found exactly one week after their 30th wedding anniversary—being wed May 22, 1982, in Monroe, La., according to Shawnee County District Court records.

"Those records show the couple was in the midst of a separation.

"Carolyn Jackson, 52, filed a petition for separate maintenance on March 16, citing incompatibility. On March 19, Andrew Jackson, 57, was issued a temporary restraining order pertaining only to the sale or disposition of the pair’s shared property. A hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. July 5.

"Records indicate the couple had three adult children."


Estranged Couple Found Dead In Locked Home

"MIAMI TWP, OH — A husband and wife died in a murder-suicide Sunday following a domestic violence call to their Miami Township home, according to Miami Township Police Chief R. Steven Bailey.

"They were estranged and seeking a divorce, he said.

"The couple, identified this morning as Debra Babb, 39, and Robert Babb, 42, were found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on the second floor of the home, said Police Chief Steve Bailey in a prepared statement.

"Officers were called to the residence at 1263 Eagle Ridge Dr. about 1:40 p.m. to investigate a possible domestic violence situation.

"When police arrived, the residents of the home did not answer the door and police could not get any response to repeated telephone calls to the home and cell phones.

"The couple's 13-year-old daughter called police after she went outside the house to check on her dog, and found all the doors of the home locked when she returned a few minutes later.

"She said she could not get a response from her parents by knocking on the doors or calling their cell phones.

"After speaking with her and neighbors, Miami Township Police learned that the homeowner had a number of firearms in the home and had made threats of violence to his wife in the past.

"It was not the first time police were called to the residence due to a domestic violence situation. A third party who was not at the home called them in December 2011 after the couple argued. Both parties were separated and the situation was mediated. No physical injuries were apparent or reported. No arrests were made.

"Then, just a few months ago, Debra Babb called police were called to the home to standby while she removed some personal items."


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Woman Survives Being Shot Three Times

"ELBERTA, AL — One person is dead and another is clinging to life after an apparent attempted murder-suicide in Elberta Saturday morning.

"Officials say Craig Cotton shot his wife, 35-year-old Deana Cotton, in the groin and twice in the legs, then turned the gun on himself.

"Police say Deana escaped from the home and ran next door. She was conscious and alert when EMTs got there and described everything that happened.

"Officials say the two got into an argument about Deana leaving to work a second job. She left then came back in the house to get something, and police say her husband met her at the door with a shotgun. He shot her once with the shotgun and twice with a pistol.

"`It's awful, man. I hope them kids didn't witness this, I do not know,` said Carl Gidson, who owns the property next door.

"`This is an ongoing domestic violence situation according to some of the friends and some of the parents on both sides I talked to,` said Elberta Police Chief Stan DeZane. `It's been an ongoing situation that's just escalated to more. This is a tragedy that's happened.`

"Deana was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive. The couple's two young sons were not in the home at the time of the shooting."


Domestic Dispute Results In Botched Murder/Suicide

"TULSA, OK — A man attempted to murder his wife and then commit suicide Friday night.

"Just after 8:30 p.m. Friday, police responded to a reported shooting in the 1100 block of East 61st Street.

"According to Tulsa Police Corporal Vicki Groves, the incident began as a domestic dispute.

"Groves [said] that the man shot his wife and then shot himself.

"Although the husband was pronounced dead at the scene, his wife was taken to an area hospital in serious condition."

From KTUL...

Kids Unhurt, But Covered In Blood

"EAST ST. LOUIS, IL — A tragic discovery in East St. Louis Friday, as relatives find two children covered in their parents’ blood, after an apparent murder/suicide.

"Police Chief Michael Florre [said] the female victim’s father found the bodies in their home in the 600 block of North 23rd St. after having not heard from his daughter or her husband for a few days. Florre says the killings apparently occurred Wednesday.

"Florre says the couple’s one-year-old daughter and two-year-old son were found near the parents' bodies, `The little girl only had a t-shirt or something on, she didn’t have any underpants on, anything like that and she was covered in blood and different things. The little boy, he was fully dressed, however he was also covered with blood as though they had been laying by their parents.`

"The victims were a 20-year-old man and 23-year-old woman.

"Florre says the woman’s father told him the couple had been having some martial issues including domestic battery."

From KMOX...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Man Dead, Female Shooter Is D.O.A.

"SHELTON, WA — Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the gunshot deaths of two Shelton residents early this morning.

"At about 4:30 AM MACECOM dispatchers were called and asked for assistance for a domestic matter on the 600 block of Hoodcastle Dr. which is located about 12 miles north of Shelton in the Potlatch area of Mason County. A few minutes later dispatchers were notified that a man had been shot at the same house. Dispatchers received a third call from a female inside of the house who told dispatchers she had shot her boyfriend.

"When Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Law Enforcement arrived, they found both a female and male with gunshot wounds. A 48 year old Shelton man was dead at the scene. The female, a 41 year old Shelton resident, was still alive. She was transported by EMS and died while en route to the hospital.

"Investigators have developed preliminary information that the victim and the suspect had a previous relationship.

"Investigation has further disclosed that the female apparently shot the male then turned the gun on herself.

"A witness to the initial shooting fled the residence as the initial shooting occurred to call for help. The witness is cooperating fully with law enforcement personnel.

"Names of the decedents are not yet being released pending notification of the next of kin."

From KMAS...

Murder Suspect Shoots Himself As Police Arrive

"JACKSONVILLE, NC — Jacksonville Police are investigating a murder/suicide this morning.

"Police say they got word just before Midnight that someone had been shot in the parking lot of the Navy Federal Credit Union on Yopp Road.

"JPD, along with NC Highway Patrol found a black Dodge truck in the parking lot backed into the building. They found 30-year-old Jason Eimer of Jacksonville inside the truck with multiple gunshot wounds.

"They then got word that the shooting suspect, 32-year-old Christoffer Apger of Jacksonville, was at New River Harley Davidson on Wilmington Highway. Police say when they arrived on the scene, he walked behind the building and shot himself."

From WNCT...


06/02/2012 — Victim had posted warning on Facebook...