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Fayetteville Man Called 911 After Allegedly Killing Wife, Before Killing Self

Posted June 1, 2005

— The man, who police believe killed his wife and then himself, made a call to 911.

Investigators released the 911 recording Wednesday of a caller, believed to be James Valentine, saying he killed his wife, Ronna Valentine, a Fort Bragg soldier who had just returned from Iraq.


"OK. I just killed my wife."


"We have officers on the way to you. Someone has... What is your name?"


"Don't matter. When you get here, I'll be dead too."

The shootings happened at the Cambridge Arms apartments in Fayetteville.

Investigators said they are not sure what prompted the murder-suicide.


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