Doctor Kills Wife, Self Hours After Wedding

Indiana man argued with new bride at reception
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2014 3:53 AM CDT
Updated Oct 8, 2014 5:00 AM CDT
Doctor Kills Wife, Self Hours After Wedding
The tent used for the wedding reception can be seen outside the Samsons' home.   (Vigo County Sheriff's Office)

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 a reception held at their home late Saturday night. Witnesses say the couple started arguing at the reception. "They were having some domestic problems at the house," a police spokesman tells News10. "Within a short amount of time guests decided it would be best if they left. Shortly after the last guest left, that's when things went terribly wrong."

During what police say were three very brief 911 calls, Kelly Samson said her husband had beaten her and threatened to kill her, reports the Indianapolis Star. They found her body in a bedroom and her husband's body in the home's basement. Kelly Samson's 10-year-old son from a previous marriage and an elderly couple, believed to be George Samson's parents, were in the home during the shootings but were unharmed, the Telegraph reports. Samson, an anesthesiologist at a local hospital, was also registered as a federal firearms dealer, and police say he legally owned the .45-caliber handgun used in the shootings. (More Indiana stories.)

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