Sunday, December 2, 2012

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn man, who killed his wife and himself, found with weapon: cops

A Brooklyn man who shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself had the weapon in his hand when cops found the dead couple in their bed, police said Saturday.

A suicide note was also found near the bodies of Peter and Elsie Jones in their Canarsie townhouse on St. Jude Place on Friday, police sources said.

Cops haven’t said what the 53-year-old husband wrote in the note.

The 38-year-old wife, who helped produce the Viagra pill for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, was trying to separate from her spouse before the violence erupted, friends and police sources said.

Police made the grisly discovery about 11:30 a.m. Friday after Elsie’s sister, Rachelle Thevenin, called to say the couple — who leave behind an 8-year-old son — had not been seen since Wednesday, sources said. Both had been shot in the head.

The child was with a baby-sitter at the time, sources said.

Neighbor Maria Moses, 43, told the Daily News that the couple had gone to counseling. The sessions apparently didn’t work and she asked him for a divorce.

She described Peter Jones as aggressive, adding that the wife was quiet and seemed like she was under his thumb.

Peter — who drove a dollar van and had no criminal record — and Elsie were also in the process of adopting Thevenin’s children, who lived with the couple.

Neither Thevenin nor her mother could be reached for comment on Saturday.

One neighbor, who said he was contacted by a school administrator on Wednesday after the couple failed to pick up one of the children, said he saw them in a recent fight.

“I heard she had tried to kick him out,” the neighbor said.

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