Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two Dead in DeKalb County Shooting (GA)

Man kills wife, tehn himself May 14, 2009

Original: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/top_stories/Two_Dead_in_DeKalb_County_Shooting_051509

Updated: Friday, 15 May 2009, 12:21 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 May 2009, 4:47 AM EDT

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A husband and wife are dead after an overnight shooting. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Friday.

DeKalb County Police said they believe a 34-year-old man shot his wife multiple times before turning the gun on himself around 2 a.m. Friday morning in their Stone Mountain Home on Shadow Lakes Drive.

Neighbors said the first signs of trouble early Friday morning at a Dekalb County home were after it was already too late.

"[A] lady [was] screaming for help. [I] wasn't really sure what was going on," said Daniel Adenuga.

Daniel Adenuga woke up to the cries just after 2 a.m. Friday morning on Shadowlakes Drive near Stone Mountain.

"Heard her scream a couple times, looking for help and [I] was out trying to figure out what was going on. She had run from one end to the other," said Adenuga.

Police were on scene within a minute or two in what they are now calling a murder suicide.

"Once our officer arrived he was directed inside the home by a family member here. He found a man deceased. That officer was then taken to a bedroom where a female was found suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. She was later pronounced dead on the scene," said Mekka Parish of DeKalb County Police.

Police said paramedics on scene worked to revive that 24-year-old woman. They said they suspect her 34-year-old husband shot and killed her then turned the gun on himself.

"At this point our detectives do believe prior to this shooting there was a domestic related incident," said Parish.

DeKalb police tell us there were 2 adults and 2 small children in the house. They're now talking to those adults to try to figure out exactly what happened overnight.

Police said they have been called here before for a domestic dispute. But that previous incident was not violent.

"I actually witnessed one incident where the cops did show up. They're a very nice couple but I figure they've had problems in the past," said Adenuga.

Police aren't releasing the names of the couple until they notify next of kin.

Friends said the whole family at just gotten together to celebrate the couple's youngest son's first birthday over the weekend.

Elderly Couple Dies in Murder-Suicide in Cemetery (IL)

Man kills wife, then himself May 14, 2009

Original: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520320,00.html

Friday, May 15, 2009

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Authorities are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of an elderly couple found at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in northern Illinois.

Lake County Forest Preserve Police Chief John Tannahill says officers responded to a report of shots fired around noon Thursday. They found a man and a woman shot and a vehicle parked nearby.

Tannahill says investigators believe the man shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself.

Lake County Coroner Richard Keller says both bodies had a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victims are not being identified because relatives have not been notified. No autopsies are planned.

Fort Sheridan Cemetery is located in a forest preserve that was once part of a U.S. Army base. The cemetery remains federal land.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Four bodies; murder-suicide suspected (Japan)

Man kills his wife and two grown daughters; then himself May 14, 2009

Original: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090515TDY02308.htm

SHIZUOKA--Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after a man and three women were found dead at a house in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday morning.

The police suspect that Yuji Sugimura, a 58-year-old company employee, strangled his wife, 57, and two other women--believed to be the couple's daughters--before hanging himself.

According to Ohito Police Station, Sugimura, who lived with his wife and their two daughters, aged 26 and 22, was found hanging in the first floor living room when a colleague visited the house at about 8:45 a.m. on Thursday.

A woman's body also was found on the first floor, while the bodies of Sugimura's wife and another woman were discovered on the second floor after the police arrived.

All three women showed signs they had been strangled, the police said.

(May. 15, 2009)

3 found dead in League City (TX)

Man kills his father and stepmother, then himself May 13, 2009

Original: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/6423197.html

Police investigating killings; two others in house at time

By HARVEY RICE Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle

May 14, 2009, 8:41PM


Lewis Edward Cantrell III, 26, was having a discussion about his finances in the living room with his father, Lewis Edward Cantrell II, and his stepmother, Gayle Mardis Cantrell, shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday when shots rang out.

The younger Cantrell’s 18-year-old brother and his 30-year-old stepsister were in separate bedrooms next to the living room, League City police spokesman Sgt. John Jordan said.

The 18-year-old was asleep, but the stepsister was listening as her parents calmly discussed a financial strategy for their son.

Cantrell III did not live at home but didn’t have a steady job.

“They were kind of counseling him on how to better save money and handle his finances,” Jordan said. “They were just talking, not arguing about it.”

Cantrell III, who has no history of violence, shot his parents dead during the discussion, Jordan said. He walked outside, then returned to the living room and shot himself.

The shots woke his brother, who fled with his sister down a corridor to a door that led outside and bypassed the living room, Jordan said.

The siblings had no idea that their brother was on the verge of violence. “They were dumbfounded,” Jordan said.

“They didn’t indicate there had been any family problems,” he said.

One of the siblings called 911 at 7:50 p.m. and a police SWAT team arrived at the residence in the 2900 block of Chinaberry Park Lane. The SWAT team found the bodies in the living room.

Jordan said investigators were trying to determine how the younger Cantrell got the gun. He pointed out that it’s not necessary in Texas to have a permit to carry a gun in a car or keep it at home.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Detectives Unravel Mystery of Burning Body (OH)

Man killed his girlfriend with a blow to the head, then set her body on fire May 4, 2009

Original: http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-mystery-shea-0507,0,7705389.story

MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP, OH -- Detectives in Erie County have unraveled the mystery behind a burning body that was discovered Monday in a state wildlife preserve outside Sandusky.

An autopsy would reveal that the victim was a woman who has died from a blow to the head before her body was set on fire at the Resthaven Wildlife Area in Margaretta Township.

Witnesses then reported to the Erie County Sheriff's Department that 32-year-old Charlotte Evans and her boyfriend, 50-year-old Timothy Tyree, were often seen in the area where the body was found.

Sheriff's Department Captain Paul Sigsworth says, "We also did learn that there had been past incidents, witnessed incidents of domestic violence involving Mr. Tyree and Miss Evans and basically it appeared to be physical violence being perpetrated on her by him."

Once investigators were able to confirm the victim was Charlotte Evans, they began a manhunt for Timothy Tyree and learned that he had relatives in Kentucky.

They asked police in the Bluegrass State to keep an eye out for Tyree and Charlotte Evans' missing van.

Captain Sigsworth says, "He was in the van parked along the side of the road in Lechter County, he was immediately taken into custody by the authorities there."

Timothy Tyree has a long criminal history that includes a 1997 assault conviction for hitting a former roommate over the head with a baseball bat and a 2007 conviction for child enticement.

Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter says Tyree "tried to entice a 12-year-old newspaper girl back to a garage, luckily it didn't get much farther than that."

An Erie County Grand Jury returned indictments Thursday against Tyree on charges that include murder, arson and abuse of a corpse.

If convicted of all charges, Timothy Tyree could face life in prison. Authorities are now seeking his extradition back to Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Murder, Suicide in Pell City (AL)

Man kills wife then himself May 11, 2009

Original: http://www.myfoxal.com/dpp/news/20090511_Murder_Suicide_in_Pell_City

Updated: Monday, 11 May 2009, 10:59 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 11 May 2009, 10:59 PM CDT

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A man who was accused of shooting and wounding his wife two months ago shot and killed her before killing himself on Monday.

Authorities say that Randal McCoy shot his estranged wife, Consuela, then killed himself.

Police say the incident happened outside the Harrison Estate apartment complex just before 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

McCoy was accused of wounding his wife in March.

He was released from jail on a $75,000 bond, and with the condition that he would have no further contact with her.

Double murder, suicide in Kidderpore (India)

Man kills wife and father-in-law, then himself May 11, 2009

Original: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Kolkata-/Double-murder-suicide-in-Kidderpore/articleshow/4511653.cms

KOLKATA: A merchant navy technician killed his wife, father-in-law and then committed suicide by hanging himself at his posh flat in the port

area on Monday. In a suicide note written
in blood, Sujit Kundu held a distant relative and a neighbour responsible for the deaths.

Police suspect that Sujit (32), a resident of a posh Merlin River View flat at Kidderpore's Kabi-Tirtha, suspected his wife Pinki (26) of having an extra-marital affair, which drove him to commit the murders. They have detained neighbour Rosy Gomes and Sujit's distant brother-in-law, Raja, for interrogation.

According to investigating officers, Sujit, a fitter with a merchant navy company, usually stays away most of the year in the course of his duties. He returned home a couple of months ago. "He was last seen returning home on his motorcycle with his wife on the pillion on Friday evening," said their neighbour, S Warsi. Sujit was wearing jeans. When Sujit's body was found on Monday, he was still wearing the same pair of jeans.

Police suspect Sujit murdered Pinki and father-in-law Ajay Nath Pal (65) and killed himself on Friday itself. He first slashed their throats with a sharp-edged weapon before hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his bedroom. The bodies retrieved by the police were highly decomposed. The murder weapon, however, is yet to be traced.

Sujit had used blood to write the suicide note on the wall of his home. "Ei chhilo aamar hate sajano poribar. Bhangte dekhchhilam, tai jure dilam (I made this family with my own hands. Seeing it break apart, I am mending it)."

In the suicide note, he also reportedly said that he wanted to have a nice family. But Raja and Rosy did not let it happen. Sujit's elder brother Manas Kundu said there was no problem as such. "Why Sujit did it is a mystery to me," he said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Pinki was close to her distant cousin Raja, a student. Sujit suspected Pinki had an affair with him. This created a rift between them. Sujit also disliked her association with their neighbour Rosy Gomes and suspected that she used to instigate her to behave this way. Rosy, their neighbours said, is a "Westernised woman" who was friendly with Pinki.

Investigations revealed that the flat actually belonged to Ajay. Sujit's house is at Rabindranagar. After Ajay turned immobile because of an illness, Pinki started staying with him to take care of him. Sujit was also staying at the flat for some time.

Sujit's friend in Rabindranagar said he was a jovial person. On Friday, he visited the Rabindranagar house, where his mother lives. "He had a long chat and was in high spirits. We did not have any inkling that he could commit such a horrible act," said one of his friends.