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Democrat Kills Self, Wife in Shocking Murder-Suicide


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A Democratic candidate, considered by some a rising star in the party, walked into his estranged wife's place of work and shot her point-blank repeatedly before turning the gun on himself.

The man, who had sought election to the Mississippi House of Representatives had just received divorce papers, according to Marshall Country Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Per Fox News:


"We found the shooter dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head," Dickerson told the Daily Journal newspaper. "He and his wife were in the process of a divorce. His wife was lying on the floor near his body."

Dickerson said Robinson, 43, shot 34-year-old Latoya Thompson before killing himself in what police are calling a murder-suicide, according to the Daily Journal. The sheriff says she died as emergency workers were trying to put her on a medical helicopter.

Witnesses told the Daily Journal they saw Robinson pacing around outside the clinic before going into the building. A .38-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol was recovered at the scene, Dickerson added, noting nobody else was hurt.

Prior to the shooting, Robinson had been gearing up for the Democratic primary on Aug. 6. He was seeking the District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.