Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"WEST POINT, KY — The bodies of Avery Blevens, 63, and Marion Blevens, 65, were discovered Monday in the bedroom of a home on 936 Cowbranch Road, in the Nichols community.
"According to police, the two died as a result of murder/suicide, saying Avery Blevens shot Marion Blevens while she lay in bed.
"Family members said the pair—who had been married for more than 30 years—had been arguing recently.
"According to family members, Avery Blevens had a stroke a few years ago and it put a strain on their marriage.
"`The family has been concerned lately with how things were going with the family. I want to stop short of saying they thought this would happen, but things had escalated with his condition recently,` said Bullitt County Lt. Mike Murdoch.
"Deputies said it was that concern that led a family member to check on the couple Monday afternoon.
"`It appears at some point Sunday, the male subject shot the female numerous times as she was laying in the bed. He then later shot himself in the same bedroom,` Murdoch said.
"Deputies responded around 1 p.m. Monday and spent most of the day investigating."