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(SC) Man kills wife, ex wife, wife sister and mother then kills self

In domestic law on July 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man suspected of killing four people, including his wife and ex-wife, killed himself Sunday after leading police on a chase back to the scene of three of the slayings, authorities said.

Authorities: Man kills 4 in SC, then kills himself

Kenneth Myers, 46, was driving his dead ex-wife’s car when deputies began chasing him early Sunday morning, Aiken County Sheriff’s Capt. Charles Barranco said.

Officers fired several shots at Myers as he tried to ram their cruisers before the chase ended back at the home where deputies found three people dead around 6 p.m. Saturday. Myers then apparently shot himself.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the dead as Myers’ wife, 25-year-old Angela Myers; her twin sister, Tabitha Brown; her mother, 50-year-old Vicki Brown; and Myers’ ex-wife, 47-year-old Esther Baldwin. All four died from single gunshots.

Police were checking in with several more people who they thought could be threatened by Myers when they found him and he fled, Barranco said.

Investigators spent all night trying to piece together why Myers might have gone on the killing spree. Deputies weren’t immediately familiar with him before Saturday night.

“It’s hard to say at this point in the investigation why those people were killed,” Barranco said.

Investigators initially thought Myers might be heading for Alabama before finding him not far from where all the killings took place.

The first three bodies were discovered in a secluded, rural home near Wagener, about 40 miles east of Augusta, Ga. Deputies going to check on another person living nearby discovered Baldwin’s body about seven hours later, authorities said.

Investigators have uncovered some threats Myers made to people in the past, but people who have been interviewed so far didn’t think he would turn violent, Barranco said.

Phone calls to several listings related to Myers were not answered Sunday.

“We need to try to find some answers,” Barranco said. “We had a lot of people out all night.”



A couple’s attempt at reconciliation for the sake of their young son ended tragically Sunday night in a murder-suicide in Silver City.

In domestic law on June 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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Victor Roman, 42, shot and killed his girlfriend, Trudy Huerta, 35, and then turned the gun on himself, according to authorities.

Silver City police were called to the 4200 block of Kiva Place, on a report of shots fired at 8:03 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Huerta lying on the ground in front Building 1 in the complex with a gunshot wound to the middle of her back, according to a police incident report. Two shell casings of what appeared to be shotguns rounds were located just south of Huerta’s body, the report states.

Roman was found nearby sitting in gold Honda with the engine running, slumped over the steering wheel, a gunshot wound to face and a black shotgun resting across his chest, authorities said. Both Huerta and Roman were pronounced dead the scene by EMS.

Silver City police said Huerta was attempting to stop Roman from taking their son from the apartment when the crime occurred.

Huerta had an order of protection against Roman going back to 2001. Huerta had taken out another protection order against Roman but later dropped it saying, “He threatened me if I wouldn’t because he was on parole at the time,” court documents state.

On May 5, in court documents, Huerta wrote that she wanted to terminate the protection order against Roman because “we are going to go to counseling to get along for my son, our son. He (Victor) is going to get help. We love each other and need to make this work for our family but still need to support his child. We love each other very much!!!”

Most recently the couple had each filed protection orders against one another in March. On March 19, Huerta was arrested for battery on a household member and on March 24, Roman was charged with violating a protection order.

Roman was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison in May 2003 on five felony charges, said Shannon McReynolds, acting public information with the New

Huerta leaves five young children, ages 1, 9, 12, 14, and 17. Huerta was employed at Burger King and worked the second shift. Roman worked occasionally for All Glass MD in Silver City.



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