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Husband, wife dead in a murder suicide in Hendricks Co.

Posted: 11:29 AM, Oct 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-30 11:27:14Z
Man, woman dead in apparent murder suicide
Man, woman dead in apparent murder suicide

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. -- A husband and wife died in a murder-suicide in Hendricks County Saturday night. 

Officers with the Pittsboro Police Department were called to the 700 block of Penny Lane shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a report of a violent domestic disturbance.

They found Craig Chesser, 59, and Chasity Chesser, 39, in the living room of the home. 

Police say evidence shows that Chasity died from a single gunshot wound to the head and Craig died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Their deaths have been determined to be a murder-suicide.

"What I heard sounded like two car doors being slammed," neighbor Bob Hamlin said. "What got my attention was the lights from the police."

Four children, ages 9, 11, 13 and 17, were in the home at the time but were not hurt. They were placed with family members.

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