Indiana Doctor Fatally Shoots Wife, Self, On Wedding Night
George Samson and Kelly Ecker got into a violent fight at their wedding reception, resulting in Samson killing Ecker and then himself.
After the last guest left, a heated argument broke out between the newlyweds, and the bride made a frantic call to 911 saying her husband threatened to kill her, officials said.
“The investigation has revealed that there was a verbal argument between the couple toward the end of the reception, which carried over to the after-party at the couple’s home,” said Vigo County Chief Deputy Sheriff Clark Cottom.
Police found Ecker’s body with several fatal shots and Samson dead in the basement after taking his own life.
Ecker made three 911 calls, but the first two calls cut out suddenly, Cottom added. Dispatchers heard what they thought to be gunshots being fired in the background while she was on the line.
Authorities found a lifeless Ecker, who had been shot multiple times in her torso and head with a 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, an anesthesiologist at Union Hospital, was found dead in the basement after he shot himself once in the head with a 45-caliber handgun.[su_csky_ad]