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Cops: Ex-Racer's Dad, Stepmom Died in Murder-Suicide

Robby Gordon's father allegedly strangled wife

(Newser) - The father of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon strangled his wife, then shot himself in their Southern California home, police said Thursday. The deaths of Robert Gordon, 68, and Sharon Gordon, 57, were an apparent murder-suicide, Orange Police Lt. Fred Lopez said a day after the bodies were found . No... More »

Girl, 2, With New Heart Dies in Family Murder-Suicide

Parents, 3 kids found dead in Pa. home

(Newser) - In May of 2014, Willow Short received a heart transplant when she was just six days old. On Saturday, she was found shot to death along with the rest of her family in what police believe was a murder-suicide. The bodies of Mark Short, 40, Megan Short, 33, and children... More »

Body Found in Trunk After Ex-Cop Kills Himself

Former Providence officer Franklin Osgood shot himself after police chase

(Newser) - A former police officer killed himself Saturday night after a highway chase with state police, who later discovered the body of the officer's wife in the vehicle's trunk, the AP reports. Franklin Osgood, 61, was a former police officer in Providence, RI, where police say they received a... More »

2 Dead as Fired Worker Shoots Up Texas Office

Worker who was fired earlier in the day came back with 2 guns: cops

(Newser) - Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company on the outskirts of Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself, the AP reports. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Wednesday that the gunman had been fired earlier in the day, then returned with... More »

Texas Air Force Base Shooter Was Airman, FBI Veteran

It appears he killed a commanding officer in a murder-suicide

(Newser) - The man responsible for Friday's fatal shooting at an Air Force base in Texas was not only an enlisted airman but an FBI veteran, the Washington Post reports. Officials have identified the shooter as 41-year-old Tech. Sgt. Steven Bellino, who joined the Air Force last June and was training... More »

2 Dead in Shooting at Texas Air Force Base

Signs point to murder-suicide

(Newser) - A fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas on Friday appears to be a murder-suicide, the AP reports. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, says Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith. "It's... More »

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 »

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