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'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
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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...

Sole Survivor, 9, of Murder-Suicide That Killed Entire Family Dies

Ezekiel Valdivia dies after his father killed his mom, 3 brothers on Nov. 16

(Newser) - He was the only survivor of a murder-suicide shooting that claimed the lives of his mother and three brothers. Now, a 9-year-old California boy has also died. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune , Karl Albright says his nephew Ezekiel Valdivia, who'd been on life support since the Nov. 16 shooting...

Boy, 9, Is Sole Survivor After Murder-Suicide Kills 5

Cops say father killed wife, 3 sons

(Newser) - A San Diego man murdered his wife and three of their four sons less than 24 hours after she obtained a restraining order against him, police say. Investigators believe the man shot his estranged wife and all four children at their home early Saturday before killing himself, People reports. Family...

Children's Book Author, Family Found Dead in Home

'This is a horrible, horrible event,' DA says

(Newser) - A relative who arrived at a home in a Boston suburb Monday morning to take children to school made a horrifying find downstairs: The body of their mother, 40-year-old Deirdre Zaccardi. After the relative called 911, police found the bodies of the family's three children—11-year-old Alexis and 9-year-old...

Grandkids' Visit Turns Into Murder-Suicide in Tennessee

Police say man shot and killed his wife, grandson, then himself

(Newser) - Two young siblings were visiting their grandparents' Tennessee home when things went unimaginably wrong. Police say Terry Majors, 64, shot and killed his wife Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his 6-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, before fatally shooting himself Saturday. Ty's 4-year-old sister ran to a neighbor's house for help...

Shock Waves in Atlanta Over Murders in Prominent Family

Mom Marsha Edwards allegedly killed her adult kids, herself

(Newser) - Shock waves in Atlanta over a suspected murder-suicide involving a well-known family. Marsha Edwards, 58—founder of medical equipment supply company MME Enterprises as well as the ex-wife of local civic leader and orthopedic surgeon Chris Edwards—is believed to have killed her two adult children and herself. Cobb County...

After Apparent Murder-Suicide, Cops Search for Missing Toddler

Police in Northwest believe Aiden Castiel Salcido could be anywhere from Montana to Oregon

(Newser) - Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak had been on the run since June 11, when, police say, they were reported missing after Janiak didn't show up to start serving her jail sentence in Oregon for a burglary conviction. Cops found them in Kalispell, Mont., this week, but now the two...

San Jose Standoff Ends With 5 Dead
San Jose Standoff
Ends With 5 Dead

San Jose Standoff Ends With 5 Dead

Police say gunman killed 4 others, then himself

(Newser) - A gunman shot and killed four people then turned the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff with police in California, authorities said Monday. San Jose police saw several bloody family members and victims fleeing a home when police responded to calls of shots fired Sunday night, the AP reports....

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