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Autopsy: Cameron Village shooting victim shot eight times

Posted December 10, 2012

— A Cary woman whom police say was killed by her ex-husband at the Cameron Village shopping center in September died of eight gunshot wounds, including two to the head, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

Kathleen Ann Bertrand, 41, also suffered gunshot wounds to her right face and neck, as well as her upper left chest and arm.

The mother of three was reporting to work at Pier 1 Imports on Daniels Street on the morning of Sept. 10 when, investigators said, Christopher John Bertrand, 42, confronted her in the parking lot and killed her.

Christopher Bertrand committed suicide hours later.

Court documents indicate that Kathleen Bertrand had sought out a domestic violence protective order in the past because Christopher Bertrand harassed her to the point that she and her children went into hiding.

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  • bombayrunner Dec 10, 6:20 p.m.

    RAGE!!! plain and simple. At least he'll spend the rest of his life locked up for this senseless and unnecessary crime. scubagirl

    scubagirl ... if you bothered to read the article silly -- they'd be locking up his dead bones because he off'd himself.

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 10, 6:07 p.m.

    well for one thing the autopsy will provide legal evidence of which one was the gun and hopefully fingerprints and soot under fingernails will then tie the killer to the act. also rules out suicide and all the other weird things that people will do. you never know he may have tried to poison her and failed and most likely that will show up to build on the case.

  • ThatGuyYetAgain Dec 10, 5:02 p.m.

    chadgerber3 you are right but my goodness - we have to protect the rights of the savages. The victims, well, not so much any more. Move along, nothing to see here, and if you dare to complain much you'll be denigrated as a vigilante.

    I'm beginning to think we need some vigilantes.

    I keep wondering when good and decent people are going to realize that the legal establishment has become mostly their enemy and that government employees not only can't fix this kind of thing, but passively *and* actively make it worse.

  • mistervegas Dec 10, 4:41 p.m.

    I can't understand why you need to autopsy someone who was killed in public at point blank range. There is no question how she died. Are they trying to find how many times she was shot? What a shame.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 10, 4:24 p.m.

    Very sad that her life ended that way. I feel worse for the children and how their lives will be affected. Stripped of the chance at a normal life. Even if the wind up with the most caring guardians that can be found they will still carry that burden forever. Terrible.

  • gnucruiser Dec 10, 4:22 p.m.

    RAGE!!! plain and simple. At least he'll spend the rest of his life locked up for this senseless and unnecessary crime. - Scubagirl

    He killed himself behind the Oberlin apartments shortly after.

  • chadgerber3 Dec 10, 4:21 p.m.

    with all of the domestic murders this year there is one message that is clear: "Orders of Protection" DO NOTHING.

  • blahblahblah Dec 10, 4:21 p.m.

    Scubagirl - reread the article. He's dead.

  • Scubagirl Dec 10, 4:07 p.m.

    RAGE!!! plain and simple. At least he'll spend the rest of his life locked up for this senseless and unnecessary crime.

  • Caring Dec 10, 3:53 p.m.

    So so sad!!!