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NC Man, Estranged Wife Dead After Murder-Suicide: Custody Dispute

In domestic law on July 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

The couple had been living together until about two months ago and were recently going through a Custody dispute, Cozart said.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said a man and his estranged wife are both dead after a murder-suicide in Winston-Salem, according to a report on the Web site of WGHP, a Fox affiliate television channel that serves Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem areas in North Carolina.

Shots were heard coming from a home at 5660 Stone Crossing Drive near Country Club Drive just minutes after 2 p.m. June 19.

Responding officers found Monika Mittal, 33, shot to death outside the front door of her home, Lt. Rob Cozart with Winston-Salem Police said.

A SWAT team responded to the scene and attempted to communicate with Sandeep Mittal, 42, who was still inside the home.

The SWAT team forced their way inside around 4 p.m. and found Sandeep had fatally shot himself, Cozart said.

Detectives allege Sandeep, who just had a birthday four days ago, shot his estranged wife multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

The Indian American couple’s 5-year-old daughter was inside the home while the incident took place, Cozart said.

The girl, who was not physically injured, is now in custody of Child Protective Services.

The couple had been living together until about two months ago and were recently going through a domestic dispute, Cozart said.

Neighbors of Monika described her as pleasant, saying she often walked through the neighborhood with the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, reports the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper.

Monika would wave to her neighbor, Natasha Williams, during those walks.

“She was nice and really sweet,” Williams said.

The couple and their daughter had moved into the large two-story house about six months ago, Williams said.

Monika moved out of the house about two months ago, taking an apartment on Reynolda Road, police and Natasha Williams said.

Before the fatal incident, police had never been called to the couple’s home, and the couple, both immigrants from India, had no history of domestic violence, police Capt. David Clayton said.

Neighbors said they never saw or heard the couple arguing.

“We are worried about the little girl,” Williams said. “We have a child the same age as that child. Losing both of her parents is unnerving.”

Neighbor Patrick Usher said he would see Monika Mittal and her daughter when he jogged through the neighborhood.

“She was quiet and mild-mannered,” Usher said of Monika Mittal.

Sandeep Mittal was a computer software engineer. Monika Mittal also had a job, Clayton said. It was unclear what she did.

Williams said cars have been going by the Mittals’ house, trying to catch a glimpse of the murder scene.

“This is a nice neighborhood,” Williams said. “We have a lot of kids here, and everyone generally gets along with everyone else. We don’t bother anyone.”

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Woman killed, husband in critical condition in Murder-Suicide attempt

In domestic law on June 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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SOUTH JORDAN — The apparent murder-suicide attempt of a Riverton couple was still under investigation Tuesday, as South Jordan police continued to speak with family members to try to determine what happened.

A woman was found dead at the scene, and her husband remains in extremely critical condition and ended up being flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital and undergoing surgery following the botched attempt at South Jordan City Park.

The Riverton couple, both in their 40s, were shot in the head around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a pavilion at the park near 11000 S. Redwood Road, said South Jordan Police Lt. Rob Hansen.

“We couldn’t get any vitals on the female. The male was breathing,” Hansen said.

Police found a small caliber handgun near the man and witnesses reported hearing two shots fired.

Prior to the shootings, two adults were sitting in a nearby pavilion when the couple walked in, sat down and began having a conversation. Witnesses said there was no indication the two were arguing.

“There were no red flags. There didn’t appear to be anything wrong,” Hansen said.

After the two got up to walk toward the parking lot, the two adults in the pavilion said they heard two gunshots a short time later. Hansen said they did not witness the shooting.

Police later said there were no obvious witnesses to the crime.

“Oddly enough, there was nobody else in the park at the time,” said South Jordan police Sgt. Elyse Charter.

Tuesday afternoon, a white sheet covered the woman’s body near a pine tree as investigators surveyed the crime scene. A nearby SUV was believed to belong to the couple. Hansen said detectives were looking at the vehicle’s registration to determine who owned it.

The investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing. No criminal charges had been filed as of Tuesday evening.

Woman killed, husband in critical condition in apparent murder-suicide attempt
June 21st, 2011 @ 9:44pm
By Pat Reavy

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Son Witnessed Slaying of His Mother

In domestic law on June 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The 16-year-old knew his father wasn’t supposed to be at their West Street home in Southington.
“He kept repeating that his father had shot his mother,”

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So when Nurija Mehovic began fighting with his 37-year-old ex-wife, the teen’s mother, on Saturday morning, he attempted to step in.

The older of two sons watched as his father grabbed ex-wife Saudina Mehovic by the hair, shot her in the side and then slashed her throat with a knife, neighbors said, their accounts confirmed by police sourc
He tried to intervene but there was nothing he could do,” said neighbor Geoffrey Meissner, who brought the couple’s two children inside. “He tried to stop a car that drove by while the youngest boy ran to our yard yelling for help.”

The couple’s 14-year-old son screamed for help just moments after Meissner and his wife said they heard a loud bang outside their home. The two were watching television and l

He tried to intervene but there was nothing he could do,” said neighbor Geoffrey Meissner, who brought the couple’s two children inside. “He tried to stop a car that drove by while the youngest boy ran to our yard yelling for help.”
The couple’s 14-year-old son screamed for help just moments after Meissner and his wife said they heard a loud bang outside their home. The two were watching television and looked outside to find him in the yard.

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KOUTS, Ind. — The Porter County coroner says a 52-year-old woman and her estranged husband were found shot to death and her house

In domestic law on June 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The sheriff’s department says Frederick Miller was removed from the home by police in April.
19-year-old son escaped from the home in rural Kouts about 3 a.m. Tuesday after Frederick Miller threw a flammable device through a window in the house.

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The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville report that the couple’s 19-year-old son escaped from the home in rural Kouts about 3 a.m. Tuesday after Frederick Miller threw a flammable device through a window in the house. The sheriff’s department says the son called police and reported hearing several gunshots.

The sheriff’s department says Frederick Miller was removed from the home by police in April.

Coroner Chuck Harris says a preliminary examination indicates that Cheryl Miller and 59-year-old Frederick Miller both died of gunshot wounds. He says an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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