Monday, October 27, 2014

Lovers' Spat Leaves One Dead, One Hospitalized

"SEBRING, FL — An 85-year-old man is suspected of murdering the woman he was dating and then shooting himself on Thursday, according to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

"Deputies had responded about 6:14 p.m. to a call about a deceased person at 1611 Willow Dale and found Phyllis Lent, 82, dead at the scene, the press release said. Then they found John Young, 85, lying in the carport area at 3008 DeSoto Road, the release said.

"Young had an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound and was transported a hospital in Lakeland where was listed Friday morning in critical, but stable condition, the release said.

"A verbal argument may have led to the situation, the release said. Young and Lent had been dating, the released added."


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