Murder-suicide suspected in St. Martin deaths - - Jackson, MS

Murder-suicide suspected in St. Martin deaths

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a St. Martin husband and wife have died in an apparent murder-suicide.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says deputies discovered the body of 31-year-old Sara Porter on Sunday. Byrd says the woman appeared to have been shot in the chest and abdomen.

He says the body of 31-year-old Cedric Porter was found across the bedroom. Byrd says Porter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Byrd says it appears the same weapon was used.

Byrd says the couple, who had four children, had been having domestic problems.

Police believe the victim was returning to the home to pick up her belongings when she got into an argument with Cedric Porter.

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