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Suspect in Michigan sisters' slayings is found dead

By Mike Householder
Associated Press

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DETROIT » Police say an Ohio man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and her pregnant sister in Michigan fatally shot himself in a remote West Virginia cabin after seeing U.S. marshals closing in on him.

Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong says the federal marshals heard a gunshot then found 38-year-old Thomas Fritz dead in the Sistersville, W.Va., cabin Tuesday night.

Police say the Sylvania, Ohio, man shot his ex-girlfriend, Amy Merrill, her pregnant 24-year-old sister, Lisa Gritzmaker, and their mother, Robin Lynn McCowan, on Friday at the Blissfield, Mich., home he and Merrill shared until recently.

Only McCowan survived. She is recovering from her wounds at a hospital.







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kainalu wrote:
For the past decade, a person is murdered-by-firearm in the United States on-average every-hour. This does not include "accidental" shootings, suicides, or the ever-so-rare "self defense" shooting. Nor does it include murders by other means - strictly murder-by-firearm, one every-hour in the United States. These two victims now adding to that statistic.
on July 18,2012 | 07:39AM
redneckMT wrote:
These people are killed by people. The firearms did not kill them. How about the people killed with knives and automobiles.
on July 18,2012 | 08:05AM
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