Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lawrenceville Man Kills Wife, Self

The AJC reports that a Lawrenceville woman, who died due to lacerations to her neck, was murdered and her husband, also found dead at the scene, committed suicide. The couple's 12- and 9-year-old children were present in the home and report hearing the couple fight the night before.

The two were found dead inside a house in the 2000 block of Carriage Way near Lawrenceville, police said.

Gwinnett police spokesman Edwin Ritter said that the couple's 12-year-old son went to a neighbor's house around 7:30 a.m. and told the neighbor something was wrong with his father and that he might be dead. The neighbor phoned police, who responded and found the couple dead inside the home, Ritter said.

The home where the incident occurred is in a neighborhood of middle-income families off Old Peachtree Road, between Braselton Highway and Ga. 20, according to Ritter.

Neighbor Christopher Smith, told the AJC that he was awakened by the children screaming.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hall family.

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