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Husband, wife dead in Holly Springs in murder-suicide

Posted December 3, 2012 11:13 a.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2012 11:15 p.m. EST

— A married couple was found dead Monday inside a Holly Springs home in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

Holly Springs Police Chief John Herring said investigators found the bodies of Robert and Amber Seymore, both 38, in the home at 233 Hidden Stream Drive in the Wood Creek subdivision.

Herring said three children – ages 2, 6 and 8 – live at the address. The 2-year-old was home at the time of the shooting.

A visiting in-law was dropping the older children off at school and returned to discover the bodies.

"Right now, we're just trying to gather as much information with regards to the history between these two," Herring said.

Amber Seymore called 911 on Nov. 23 because she wanted officers at the couple's home as a precautionary measure when Robert Seymore was moving out of the home.

"My husband has a gun and a bad temper," she told the dispatcher.

Robert Seymore returned sometime Monday morning, police said, and the shootings happened after a domestic dispute between the couple about 9 a.m.

A neighbor said she had invited Amber Seymore to a Bible study about two weeks ago. The wife said she couldn't go but asked the group to pray for her, according to the neighbor.

Another neighbor said the husband had worked in law enforcement.

The children, police said, are with a relative. Family members did not want to speak Monday about the shootings.