RIVERDALE | Boy, 11, finds parents' murder-suicide scene

2:48 PM, Jan 19, 2012   |    comments
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RIVERDALE, Ga. -- An 11-year-old boy coming home from school walked into a bloody scene where his parents had been killed.

Clayton County Police said the couple died in a murder-suicide. Their bodies were found in their Riverdale home Thursday afternoon.

According to a Clayton County Police officer, Edmond Martin, 33, shot his wife, Fitcha Martin, 31, and then turned the gun on himself. 

The child called 911 after finding a large amount of blood inside the house, Clayton County Police spokeswoman Tina Daniel told the Clayton News Daily. She said the boy did not see his parents' bodies.

Authorities said the 11-year-old was the oldest of the couple's three children.

Daniel said police could not immediately determine a reason for the deaths, but evidence indicated it was a murder-suicide.


(Associated Press)

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