Translate this page

Three people die in murder-suicide in Cathedral City

Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Issue 50, Volume 16.

CATHEDRAL CITY - Three people whose bodies were found today in a Cathedral City residence died in a murder-suicide, police said.

A mother and an adult daughter were found shot to death in bed in one of the bedrooms and the mother's live-in boyfriend was found dead in bed in another bedroom from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Cathedral City police Lt. Chuck Robinson said.

"A handgun was recovered at the scene, as well as an apparent written confession by the suspect," Robinson said.

The names of the deceased are being withheld until next of kin are notified, Robinson said.

Police were sent to the residence in the 69600 block of Northampton Avenue when a Advertisement
Advertisement for Mason Real Estate
[ Mason Real Estate ]
family member called them between 11:30 a.m. and noon. The responding officer found the three bodies in the house and went outside and called for backup, Robinson said.

"While this investigation is still underway, preliminary motive for this incident appears to be a result of a financial conflict, resulting from the mother's recently diagnosed terminal illness, and her end of life arrangements," Robinson said.

"The mother's adult daughter was visiting from Florida to assist with putting her mother's affairs in order, and it appears there was some conflict with her common law husband over how her assets were to be divided. This is an extremely sad, senseless and tragic event for the entire family involved."



arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!

Add your Comment


Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.


Anza Valley Outlook has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter


Most Commented

Reach Local Customers

Anza Valley Outlook Anza Valley Outlook
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2015
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds