Neighbors of an Aberdeen, S.D., couple found dead in their home say they're shocked by the incident that initial police investigation indicates was a murder-suicide. Jeanne and Dennis Haugen are former Dickinson, N.D., residents.
A college student who was wounded in a shooting that killed his mother and brother told police his father lured him to the family's house in southwest Virginia. The father later killed himself, authorities said.
A New York tax lawyer beat and asphyxiated his wife and two daughters to death before killing himself in a Maryland hotel room, police said today, and the FBI revealed it was investigating the man's investment dealings.
A Maryland father who shot his wife and three children to death and then killed himself struggled with depression, had $450,000 in debt and nearly decapitated his kids after they had died, Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said today.
A central Florida woman who fatally shot her 20-year-old son then killed herself at a shooting range left recorded messages that said she was the anti-Christ and that she needed to save her son.
In rambling, teary audio recordings left for her boyfriend and authorities, as well as shorter suicide notes, Marie Moore, 44, apologized several times and said repeatedly: “I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell.”
Even if police officers had immediately entered the immigrant center where a gunman had just shot down 13 people, the victims’ injuries were so severe that none would have survived, a county prosecutor said Sunday.
UPDATE 1:01 P.M. The man who police say killed 13 people in a shooting rampage inside an immigrant community center was depressed and angry over losing his job and about his poor English skills, the Binghamton mayor and police said today.
Police in California say six people are dead _ four of them children _ after a shooting at a home in an upscale neighborhood of the Bay Area city of Santa Clara. Santa Clara police Lt. Phil Cook says officers went to the home Sunday evening and found five people dead and two wounded.
The deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in their rented home near Upham are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, McHenry County authorities say. Nolan Hett and Julie Lawless were found dead late Friday night by friends.
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