Monday, May 30, 2011

Tullahoma, TN: Tenn. police say estranged husband stabs wife to death outside store, kills himself

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Police in south-central Tennessee say a man stabbed his estranged wife to death in the parking lot of a store, before shooting himself to death a short time later.

Tullahoma police told The Tullahoma News they received a 911 call from an employee of Office Max, who reported that a man was assaulting 46-year-old Melody Martin on Saturday afternoon. Police say her husband, 43-year-old Benny Martin rammed his wife's car multiple times, then pulled out a gun and knife and started beating and stabbing her.

Melody Martin was killed in the attack. Witnesses told police that Benny Martin left. Police say they found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Martin was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

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