Friday, June 8, 2012

West Monroe, PA: Deputies: Man murders wife, kills self

West Monroe authorities say a man murdered his wife and then shot and killed himself in the parking lot of a local drive-in restaurant.

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies say video evidence shows 34-year-old Desmond West of Bossier City first struck his estranged wife, 35-year-old Katherine West of Jonesboro, with a vehicle about 5:50 a.m. Friday.

Police say video then shows Desmond West leaving his vehicle and shooting his wife in the head with a small caliber hand gun. Desmond West then returned to his vehicle and shot himself in the head.

The News-Star reports ( Katherine West died at the scene, while Desmond West died later at a local hospital.

Police say Katherine West had filed a protective order against her husband on Tuesday in Jackson Parish.

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