Possible murder-suicide in McLennan County

POSTED: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:04pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

On Monday at around 4 p.m., the McLennan County Sheriff's Office received a call about a questionable death in the 800 Block of Range Road in China Spring.

Investigators determined that a family member discovered the bodies of 71-year-old Barbara Richardson and 73-year-old William Richardson in their home on late Monday. Justice of Peace Barbara Rusling ordered the bodies be sent to Dallas for autopsies to be performed.

The investigation is on going, but early indications are that one spouse took the life of the other with a firearm and then took their own.

It may be several weeks before the final results of both autopsy and lab results are returned.

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