Monday, August 18, 2014
"SHELBY, NC — A Shelby man killed his wife and then took his own life Friday at their home on Midway Avenue, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.
"Authorities did not release names but family members identified the couple as Glen Haynes and Linda Allen Haynes.
"`The initial investigation revealed that the male took his wife’s life, called 911, and then took his own life,` according to a written statement from the sheriff's office. `Information gathered from family and friends indicate the wife had been suffering from a serious illness for a long period of time.`
"Deputies responded around 10:10 a.m. and found the woman deceased from a gunshot wound and the man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported and later died at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, according to authorities.
"Authorities said there is no call history for this residence and no history of domestic violence between the two."