Deaths at Robbins home were murder-suicide
Posted September 9, 2011
Robbins, N.C. — Authorities say two people whose bodies were found last month inside a burning house in Robbins were victims of a murder-suicide.
Officers responding to a report of shots fired from a house at 581 E. Lake St. Aug. 29 found the house ablaze, officials said.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and found the bodies of Santana Vernal Sanchez, 28, and Apolonio Barrita Bustamonte. A 2-year-old child who was in the home at the time of the fire was rescued by a neighbor.
Officials said Friday that Bustamonte killed Sanchez before killing himself.