Friday, June 18, 2010

Mother shot in murder-suicide filed for divorce, had restraining order

(NECN: Lauren Collins, Manchester, NH) -

Police say Melissa Charbonneau of Manchester, New Hampshire was shot and killed at the hands of her estranged husband, who later took his own life.

Melissa Charbonneau thought her estranged husband was at work when she and her dad went to the Jewett street home Thursday afternoon. "I's unclear why she went to the house," says New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin, "although it appears she and her father went to the home thinking the defendant would not be there."

The six hour standoff that followed ended with Melissa murdered, her father seriously wounded, and Jonathan Charbonneau dead of his own hand.