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Cops: 15-Year-Old Girls' Deaths Were Murder-Suicide

They found suicide note near bodies of 15-year-olds

(Newser) - A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said. Police announced that a suicide note was found at the scene of the shooting Friday morning near the cafeteria area of Independence High School in Glendale, the... More »

Va. Family of 6 Are Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Son believed to have killed everyone

(Newser) - Police who were called Wednesday afternoon to perform a welfare check at a home in Chesapeake, Va., found a dead body—and before the night was over, five more people were dead, victims of an apparent murder-suicide. An investigation of the initial scene led to another nearby home, where police... More »

Cops: Guy Kills Ex, Student, Himself With Same Knife

They may have been sleeping at the time, police say

(Newser) - A 24-year-old man distraught over a recent breakup stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and a fellow college athlete she was with in her off-campus bedroom before apparently killing himself with the same knife, police said Monday. Colin Kingston, of Geneseo, entered Kelsey Annese's apartment around 6am Sunday near the... More »

Woman's Head Found Inside Concrete Block in Lake

The block was attached to her drowned husband's hand

(Newser) - A man strangled and dismembered his wife, entombed her head in concrete, and then used the concrete block as a weight to drown himself in an Austrian lake, authorities said Tuesday. Police official Gottfried Mitterlehner said the couple were a 72-year-old man and his 71-year-old wife from Germany but did... More »

Mom, Son, 5, Found Dead in Ariz. Hospital Room

Police suspect murder-suicide

(Newser) - A mother and her 5-year-old son were found dead Saturday in the boy's hospital room, and authorities in Arizona are treating their deaths as a murder-suicide, reports NBC News . "We don't have any reason to believe that it is not," says a Mesa police rep. Dead... More »

Cops: Family of 5 Dead in Horrific Murder-Suicide

'There are no words to describe it'

(Newser) - Officers were horrified to find the bodies of a family scattered around an upscale home outside Minneapolis today in what appears to be a grisly murder-suicide, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “There’re no words to describe it,” police chief Mike Siitari says. “This is a tough... More »

Cops: Husband Kills 3, Calls His Mother, Kills Self

Husband shoots wife, her two boys, and her father

(Newser) - Four people, including two children, are dead outside Atlanta in an apparent murder-suicide. Police in Forsyth County say Matthew Fields, 32, fatally shot his wife and her two sons before killing himself, reports MyFox Atlanta . The victims are Rebecca Manning, 37, and Jared and Jacob Smith, ages 8 and 9.... More »

Cops: Woman Kidnapped, Killed by Husband's Mistress

Suspect shot Sandra Barnett, 49, then herself: police

(Newser) - Two women are dead after a dramatic chase that took police from Georgia to Alabama, where a standoff ensued yesterday. Police say Sandra Barnett, 49, was kidnapped from her home in Ellenwood, Ga., on Wednesday and whisked away in a black Dodge Durango, driven by her husband’s mistress. Neighbors... More »

Former MLB Player Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Darryl Hamilton, mother of his child both dead

(Newser) - Darryl Hamilton, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets over 13 seasons with Major League Baseball, was found dead in Texas yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide, police say. The former outfielder, who retired in 2001, was found after a dispute... More »

NJ Man, 100, Could Be Oldest US Murderer

Prosecutor says he killed sleeping wife, then himself

(Newser) - A century-old New Jersey man ended his long life in a horrific fashion on Sunday, killing his sleeping wife with an ax before taking his own life, according to a prosecutor in Bergen County, NJ. The bodies of Elmwood Park residents Michael Juskin and his wife Rosalia, 88, were found... More »

Cops: Napa Winery Owner 'Executed' Investor

Business meeting ends in dramatic murder-suicide

(Newser) - An attempt at reconciliation between feuding business partners turned into a tragic murder-suicide this week. Investor Emad Tawfilis met with Robert Dahl at Napa's Dahl Vineyards on Monday to discuss a financial dispute, with their lawyers on speakerphone. But when the call ended during a break, police say Dahl... More »

Cops: Newly Retired Officer Killed 2 Daughters, Self

NY town stunned after 'dependable' officer snaps

(Newser) - In what officials in Westchester County, NY, are calling an "unfathomable tragedy," a respected police officer appears to have completely snapped, killing two of his daughters and himself just a month after he retired. Police say Glen Hochman, 52, shot his daughters Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13, to... More »

Queens Man Kills 3 Family Members, Then Himself: Cops

Jonathon Walker showed no signs of danger, relatives say

(Newser) - In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street in Queens, New York, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said. "What I did, I cannot come back from,... More »

VH1 Star, Rapper Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide

Stephanie Moseley, Earl Hayes found dead of gunshot wounds

(Newser) - A VH1 star and her rapper husband are dead after a suspected murder-suicide in a ritzy LA apartment complex, Us reports. Another resident of the complex called police around 7:30am yesterday after hearing gunshots and a woman's screams; authorities arrived to find rapper Earl Hayes and dancer/actress Stephanie... More »

NY Cops Investigate Grisly Beheading, Suicide by Train

Police think man cut off mom's head, jumped in front of LIRR car

(Newser) - Authorities on Long Island are sifting through a pair of deaths so grisly that multiple witnesses describe the scene as something they thought "was a Halloween prank." A woman in her 60s was apparently decapitated at her Farmingdale apartment shortly before 8pm last night, reports Newsday . "We... More »

Doctor Kills Wife, Self Hours After Wedding

Indiana man argued with new bride at reception

(Newser) - Just hours after "'Till death do us part," a doctor was dead by his own hand after having murdered his new bride, police in Terre Haute, Ind., say. Investigators believe George "Scott" Samson, 54, shot Kelly Samson and then himself minutes after the last guests left... More »

Australia Rattled by Highly Gruesome Murder-Suicide

Chef reportedly murdered transgender mate, cooked her, then committed suicide

(Newser) - Residents of a suburban apartment complex in Brisbane, Australia, had recently complained of the foul smell of "rotting meat" or "dog food" emanating throughout the building, but no one suspected what was apparently causing the odor: the boiling remains of a woman reportedly murdered by her chef lover.... More »

Mom's Last Act Is to Save Baby

Jessica Arrendale shielded daughter with her body

(Newser) - After a night out on Saturday, a drunk and angry Antoine Davis chased Jessica Arrendale, the mother of his child, up the stairs of her Atlanta-area townhome, according to Arrendale's mother, Teresa Inniello. As Arrendale tried to defend herself with a baseball bat, Davis turned the bat on her,... More »

Chris Christie Team Member Dead in Murder-Suicide

Joan Bramhall may have been suffering from dementia

(Newser) - A member of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's transition team and her husband were under "enormous stress" in the weeks before he fatally shot her and then killed himself, their daughter said. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall told the Daily Record that John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years,... More »

Family of 5 Found Shot Dead in Maine Home

Cops suspect murder-suicide in Saco killings

(Newser) - Police in Saco, Maine, say they're not seeking any other suspects after a mother and father and their three children were found shot dead yesterday afternoon inside their home. The bodies of the parents, who were in their mid-30s, and their children—boys ages 12 and 7 and a... More »

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