December 31, 2014 2:00 pm -

[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.”

“Call me!”
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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

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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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Husband Posts Intention On Facebook, Then Shoots Wife, Self In Murder-Suicide

  1. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker December 31st, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Seems to me there was a similar situation about a week ago and the comment thread emphasized the importance of having a living will and notarized accompanying documentation in place so that prolonged suffering on life support is avoided.
    So sad for these folks and their families.

    • rg9rts January 1st, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Do you??? I do..

  2. rg9rts January 1st, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    sometimes that seems to be the only solution…no snark about the NRA