Tag: murder-suicide

Man shoots sister-in-law at church, commits suicide

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The victim of an early morning shooting inside a Putnam County church is in critical but stable condition after surgery, according to Melahn Finley, spokeswoman for Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Etta Medley, 61, was shot in the abdomen by her brother-in-law, Tommy Meadows, 64, inside Double Springs Community Church near Cookeville, according to Putnam County […]

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Identities of couple killed in church known, but not motive

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whatever happened in the lead-up to the final, violent moments of Zeferina Castillo, 54, and Manuel Rodriguez, 51, near the altar of a church in Helotes remains a puzzle to authorities. They visited Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Wednesday afternoon and were found dead after shots rang out. Police determined Rodriguez killed Castillo, […]

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S.A. man and woman die at church altar in Helotes

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

HELOTES — A San Antonio man and woman were found dead near the altar of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church here in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. Security cameras inside the Helotes church recorded the pair walking toward the main altar, police Lt. Elliott Rodriguez said. They did not appear agitated, […]

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Elderly man killed ailing sister, self at Grayson church

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

An elderly man killed his ailing sister and then turned the gun on himself outside their Grayson church Sunday morning, Gwinnett police said. A third sibling discovered the bodies of Avis M. Whitley, 85, and Clarence Porter, 76, in a white 1996 Mercury Villager van in the parking lot outside First Baptist Church of Grayson […]

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Couple dead in shooting outside First Baptist Church in Bossier City

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

BOSSIER CITY — Angela Haltom, the woman killed by her estranged husband outside the Bossier City church where she worked, spent the last three months in fear of her estranged husband, seeking a variety of legal channels to try to keep him away from her, court documents show. The system ultimately failed her and her […]

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Pinal officials say church shooting is murder-suicide

| November 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said a man who fatally shot his ex-wife in Florence turned a gun on himself. Authorities searching the desert Wednesday afternoon found the body of Dominic Donatella, 39, about a mile from his vehicle on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend. The Sheriff's Office said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot […]

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