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Man Shoots Twin Brother, Father, Family Dog, and Himself

Only the father survived

(Newser) - Tragedy in Michigan early Monday when a 23-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his twin brother, the family dog, and himself. He also shot his father, who called police around 12:25am to report what was happening, Fox 2 Detroit reports. The 62-year-old man survived, and a 64-year-old woman who...

Police Suspect Fake Vaccine Card Spurred Murder-Suicide

German man procured forged document for wife, and her employer found out

(Newser) - German investigators said Tuesday that a man suspected of killing his family and then himself left a note indicating that he was afraid of being arrested after procuring a fake vaccination certificate for his wife. The bodies of two 40-year-olds and their children aged 10, 8, and 4 were found...

Among His Last Alleged Acts: Killing Daughter With a Bat

NJ's Gregory Keleman found dead of suspected suicide on Tuesday

(Newser) - A New Jersey man accused of beating his daughter to death with a baseball bat and critically injuring his wife in the same attack has been found dead following a manhunt. Gregory Keleman, 57, who was found Tuesday in a wooded area about a mile from the family's home...

Cops: Elderly Home Buyer Kills Realtor, Then Self

Murder-suicide took place in Portsmouth, Va.

(Newser) - A man's decision to buy a house sight unseen led to a murder-suicide in Portsmouth, Va., police say. Albert Baglione, 84, shot his 41-year-old realtor, Soren Arn-Oelshlegel, and then himself, according to a news release from the local police department. The chain of events:
  • Baglione lived in Alabama and
...

Murder-Suicide Erupts in Hotel Lobby

Police investigating shooting deaths of man, woman at Marriott Marquis Houston

(Newser) - A man shot a woman in a hotel lobby in Houston on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself. That's according to police, who responded to the downtown Marriott Marquis Houston hotel, one of the most popular in the city, around 3:33pm. Police Chief Troy Finner says officers...

Woman, Daughter Killed 9 Months After Lottery Win

Tiffani Hill died in Oklahoma murder-suicide

(Newser) - Tiffani Hill became a wealthy woman with a $2 million scratch-off lottery win in California last year, but family members say she was still unable to escape domestic violence. Police say Hill, 32, and her 23-month-old daughter Leanne were shot to death last week by 42-year-old John Donato, who then...

'Most Monstrous Act a Person Can Commit' Rocks Spain

Tomás Gimeno allegedly killed daughters Anna and Olivia, dumped bodies at sea

(Newser) - A Spanish woman says she wishes she could've died with her two young daughters, who are believed to have been killed by their father and dumped into the sea off the Canary Islands. A search is ongoing for 1-year-old Anna Gimeno Zimmermann off the main island of Tenerife. The...

'Daddy Was Coming Over for My Birthday, and He Shot People'

Girl, 9, makes devastating 911 call after Brooklyn murder-suicide

(Newser) - A Brooklyn girl was supposed to be celebrating her 9th birthday with her parents and two older sisters Monday. Instead, her father allegedly shot and killed her mom and sisters, then fatally shot himself. The NYPD chief of detectives says the girl sobbed in a "heartbreaking" 911 call after...

Cops Blame Brothers' Suicide Pact for Death of 6

One left behind rambling note that took issue with lax gun control, as well as 'The Office'

(Newser) - Texas police were responding to a report of a possible suicidal person at a home in suburban Dallas on Monday when they found the bodies of six family members that are thought to have been there since Saturday—the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact. Coverage:
  • Two brothers, ages 19
...

Cops: Neighbors Argued Over Snow, All Ended Up Dead

Plains Township Police say the murder-suicide happened Monday morning

(Newser) - Bloodshed among a sea of white in Pennsylvania, where three people ended up dead after a Monday morning dispute about snow shoveling. Plains Township Police say they responded to a call on West Bergh Street and found the bodies of James and Lisa Goy outside. CNN cites a press release...

Cops: Doc Who Killed Austin Pediatrician Didn't Know Her

Texas authorities look for clues in apparent murder-suicide that left pediatrician Lindley Dodson dead

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge out of Texas after what the Austin Police Department deems a murder-suicide involving two doctors who apparently didn't know each other. Per witnesses and police statements, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Dr. Bharat Narumanchi, 43, showed up at Children's Medical Group on Friday asking...

Report: 5 Elderly Couples Didn't Die by Murder-Suicide

And the killer might still be on the loose

(Newser) - British police are facing the possibility that five murder-suicides of elderly couples might really be double homicides—perpetrated by a killer who's still on the loose, the Guardian reports. Stephanie Davies, the top coroner for Cheshire police, compiled a 197-page report linking two apparent murder-suicides in the 1990s to...

'On Verge' of Coronavirus Findings, He Was Shot Dead

University of Pittsburgh's Bing Liu killed in murder-suicide

(Newser) - A researcher on the cusp of making "very significant findings" related to the novel coronavirus was shot dead in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Bing Liu of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was killed around noon Saturday inside his home north of Pittsburgh in what authorities describe as...

Police: Man's COVID-19 Fear Was Behind Murder-Suicide

Autopsies show neither had the coronavirus

(Newser) - The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside their suburban Chicago home in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that was apparently prompted by the man's concern that the two of them had the coronavirus, authorities said. Deputies who were dispatched to a home in Lockport...

Teen's 911 Call Amid Shooting: 'Oh, My God. Blood Everywhere'

Sheriff: NC man Larry Don Ray shot and killed 6 family members, then himself

(Newser) - A frantic 911 call from a trapped teen led cops in North Carolina to a gruesome scene with seven members of a family dead—and it appears one shot and killed the other six before fatally shooting himself. WNCN reports that deputies responded to a "shots fired" call around...

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on Shooter's Wall

'Hate you' Lisa McMullan wrote of Greg Rieves, say police in Illinois

(Newser) - Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51,...

Family Stayed Up to Celebrate. Police Suspect Murder-Suicide

Four people are found dead in New Mexico home

(Newser) - Four people found dead Wednesday in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family, and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. "This is a tragic event for the family and for the people in our communities. Our officers and detectives...

Deaths of Woman, 2 Children Investigated as Murder-Suicide

Boston parking garage, site of previous deaths, closes its top two floors

(Newser) - Boston authorities are investigating the death of a woman and two young children who fell from the top floor of a parking garage Wednesday as murder-suicide. Erin Pascal, 40, was found on the sidewalk next to the eight-story garage with her daughter, Allison, 4, and son, Andrew, 1, WYCN reports....

Police: 4 Children Are Safe After Apparent Murder-Suicide

3 adults died of gunshot wounds in Florida home

(Newser) - Three adults were killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday evening while four young children were inside the home, authorities in Florida said. The children were safely removed from the home after the shooting, Lakeland Police Capt. Ed Cain told reporters. The three dead adults all suffered gunshot wounds, the...

It Was the Site of a Tragedy. And Now, a Murder-Suicide

3 dead in Connecticut after dispute over smoking

(Newser) - Danielle Jette lost her husband when he fatally shot himself inside her Connecticut home three years ago. On Tuesday, she lost her boyfriend and two children in much the same way. Officers responding to a 911 call found 16-year-old Sterling Jette Jr. inside the Watertown home and 15-year-old Della Jette...

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