Wednesday, May 21, 2014
"GREENSBORO, NC — The 13-year-old son of a couple was at home Friday evening when the husband shot his wife to death, then took his own life, police said.
"Police discovered Pretina Marie Tatum, 40, and Patrick Lamont Isley, 44, dead of gunshot wounds at about 6:30 p.m. Friday at their home at 308 Burtner St.
"Lt. Jill Gladieux said the boy went to a neighbor’s house to call 911.
"`It’s horrific, it really is,` Gladieux said. `The two younger children thankfully weren’t home when this occurred.`
"The 911 call on Friday was not the first time police came to the house on a report of domestic violence.
"Gladieux said police have had `some calls` for domestic-related incidents in the past, though she said she did not have an exact number available.
"In 2008, Isley was charged with communicating threats and assault on a female, police said. Tatum was the victim in those offenses.
"She also filed for a protection order in 2008, police said.
"Preliminary autopsy results show Isley shot Tatum several times before shooting and killing himself, Gladieux said."