Monday, November 19, 2012

Estranged Couple Found Dead

"DEL VALLE, TX — A shooting near Del Valle was ruled a murder-suicide Monday after authorities said a man killed his former girlfriend Sunday and then turned the gun on himself.

"Austin police said Terrelle Owens, 38, died about 11 p.m. Sunday at University Medical Center Brackenridge after he shot Adriana Rugina, 29, at the home in the 13000 block of Perconte Drive in southeastern Travis County. The only other person inside the home at the time of the incident was Rugina’s 7-year-old daughter, police said in press conference Monday.

"Owens and Rugina were found with gunshot wounds to the head just before 6:30 p.m. after authorities received a check welfare call to the home, police said. Rugina was pronounced dead at the scene, and Owens was taken by StarFlight to the hospital, authorities said.

"Investigators said they learned that until recently, the two had been in a dating relationship for at least a year, though they had known each other for at least two years. An autopsy is under way to determine the official cause of death for both people.

"Austin police said they found no history of family violence between the couple and are still investigating a motive."


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