Slain Newlywed Gave Wrong Address to 911

Victim in murder-suicide had numbers transposed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2014 4:11 PM CDT
Slain Wife Gave Wrong Address to 911
The couple's home and scene of the shooting.   (Vigo County Sheriff's Office)

It's not clear whether the mistake cost Kelly Ecker Samson her life, but the Indiana newlywed repeatedly gave the wrong address to police when she called to report that her husband was assaulting her, reports the Indianapolis Star. Samson, 50, gave her address as 4205 North Creal St., instead of 4025. The incorrect address didn't come up in police systems, and Samson's phone didn't have "smart 911" that enabled authorities to track it. The 1:20am call got disconnected, and Samson managed to call back three times. She repeated the 4205 address, and her last call was interrupted by screams and gunshots.

When police got to North Creal Street and figured out the correct address, about 15 minutes after the initial call, they found her shot to death and her husband, George Samson, dead in the basement of a self-inflicted gunshot. The couple had been married the previous night, and guests reported that an argument between them at the reception continued at a get-together at their house afterward. It remains unclear what sparked the argument, reports Fox News. The last guest to leave was worried enough to ask Kelly Samson whether she wanted to leave the house, too, but she declined. Police in Vigo County say her son and her husband's parents were home at the time of the shooting, but nobody else was injured. WTHI-TV has a link to the audio of the 911 calls. (More murder suicide stories.)

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