Saturday, September 26, 2009

Police: Couple Dead In Murder-Suicide

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NEWARK, Ohio — Police said a man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself outside a drug store Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a CVS store, located at 1370 W. Main Street, 10TV's Lindsey Seavert reported.

"(Police) found two vehicles, one person in each vehicle, and what appears to be a murder-suicide," said Newark police Capt. Steven Cochran.

The man, who was identified as Robert Channel, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Vicky, was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital where she later died.

The couple has two children, one of whom attends school in Columbus. A family friend who wished to remain anonymous said the woman had been trying to break away from her husband.