Husband Posts Intention On Facebook, Then Shoots Wife, Self In Murder-Suicide
[su_right_ad]Mark Lavoie of New Hampshire posted his plan on Facebook, then went to the hospital where his wife was on life support, shot her to death, and then took his own life.
“Please don’t mourn for me,” he wrote early Tuesday, in a post that suggested his wife wanted to die and that he was going to help her. “My spirit will be in a much better place with my soul mate.”
Desperate friends who saw the post phoned the police. They typed [su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]plaintive pleas on Lavoie’s Facebook page.
“Mark please don’t.”
Lavoie’s Facebook message
A man identifying himself as Mark A. Lavoie posted a message on Facebook Tuesday morning.
“I’m on my way to his house!!! 20 minutes away,” posted Lavoie’s longtime friend Charlene Wood.
Minutes later, Wood learned from one of Lavoie’s relatives: It was too late.
‘I want to start off saying this is going to be officially ruled a murder/suicide when in all actuality it is a double suicide.’ –Mark A. Lavoie, in a Facebook posting
Lavoie, 50, a parts manager at Portsmouth Ford Lincoln, had allegedly shot dead his wife, a patient in the critical care unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, at about 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Then, he apparently took his own life.