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Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Self

Posted May 27, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man was just down the hall, but couldn't stop what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Investigators say Charles Thornton shot and killed his wife Monday morning, then turned the gun on himself. The couple's son, Sean Smith, was home at the time and told police the two had been arguing moments before the shots were fired.