Monday, December 15, 2014
"HYATTSVILLE, MD — Hyattsville police are investigating an attempted murder/suicide that took place Sunday.
"Officers were called to the 5800 block of 31st Avenue for a check on welfare request at about 6:48 p.m., police said. Officers discovered a 90-year-old man and 90-year-old woman each suffering from a gunshot wound upon arrival, police said.
"The male was pronounced dead on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
"The incident is being investigated as a murder/suicide."
"STOCKTON, CA — A woman was beaten and burned to death at her home Sunday afternoon, presumably by her husband who then took his own life by also setting himself on fire, according to police.
"Two days after the 63-year-old woman identified by family members as Norma Moreno obtained a five-year restraining order from a judge, her 46-year-old husband defied it and went to her home in the first block of West Sonora Street just south of downtown Stockton, the couple’s daughter Kathy Ceja, 25, said.
"According to police, the man started attacking his wife, then poured gasoline on her before setting her on fire. Spokesman Officer Joe Silva said Sunday night the investigation was ongoing and he could not say whether the victim was deceased from the beating prior to being burned.
"Silva said the man then poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire. Both were declared deceased at the scene in what Stockton police are investigating as a murder/suicide."
"YOUNG HARRIS, GA — According to a release from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, a shooting in Young Harris last week has been ruled a murder/suicide.
"According to the release, 73 year old Janice Katherine Schultz died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and Frank Duane Schultz, age 74, died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"The shootings occurred on Dec. 7 at a residence on 4478 Twiggs Road, where deputies responding to a shooting discovered the couple inside the residence. Mr. Schultz was transported from the scene for medical treatment, but died a short time later."
Friday, December 12, 2014
"ST. JOSEPH, MI — Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide Thursday morning near St. Joseph involving a married couple.
"At 7:42 a.m., officers from the St. Joseph Township Police Department and the Berrien County Sheriff's Office responded to 2946 Windsor Drive after receiving reports of a shooting inside the home, a news release from the St. Joseph Township Police Department said.
"Officers entered the residence and found 49-year-old Kevin Hickman and 45-year-old Kathleen Hickman, believed to be husband and wife, in the master bedroom with `apparent gunshot wounds,` police said.
"A teenage male was at the home at the time of the shooting.
"According to a preliminary investigation, Hickman shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself, police said.
"As of Thursday evening, a motive for the killing is unknown, police said."
"LOWER BURRELL, PA — A married couple died at home in a double shooting that was a case of murder-suicide, the Westmoreland County coroner said Thursday night.
"The shooting on 133 Clinton Avenue was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Authorities found the bodies of Leanne McDade, 42, and Mark McDade, 45, in an upstairs bedroom and said a handgun was found at the scene.
"`Mark McDade shot and killed his wife, Leanne McDade, at their residence,` a coroner's report said. `Mark McDade then turned the firearm on himself, sustaining a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.`
"A neighbor said she was shocked by the news of the McDades' deaths and said she never heard any commotion or fighting at the house.
"`They were such a quiet couple. When they were outside, they always seemed to get along,` said Cindy Simpson. `There's never been any commotion over there at all.`
"Lower Burrell police said the last time they were called to the home was in 2001 for a call that was non-violent in nature."