Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lake Worth, FL: Gay couple found shot to death in Lake Worth home

LAKE WORTH, Fla. —A gay couple whose relationship was coming to an end was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Lake Worth, deputies said.

Leopold Azplazu, 32, and Gabriel Ferrarotti, 37, were found shot to death Wednesday afternoon. The home is in the 100 block of South Lakeside Drive.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it appears Azplazu shot and killed Ferrarotti before turning the gun on himself.

Neighbors said the two had been a couple for 11 years, but Ferrarotti broke up with Azplazu on Tuesday night.

"Things weren't working out, and Gaby had asked Leo to move out," said neighbor and friend, Dee Weeks. "I guess this is the result of Leo not wanting to leave."

Weeks is shocked at what happened, saying the two men were great friends and great neighbors.
Neighbor Bill Denton echoed Weeks' feelings, saying the two men would give their shirts off their backs to a friend in need.

"It bummed me out because now I know I'm not going to be getting up in the morning and saying hello to Leo and Gabriel," said Denton. "That's never going to happen again."

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