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Police: Weapon in Jefferson County Murder-Suicide Came from Arnold

Police said a woman in De Soto who fatally shot herself and three daughters bought the weapon in Arnold.

The weapon used in a murder-suicide case in Jefferson County was bought at the in Arnold, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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A woman fatally shot her three daughters and then herself with a shotgun at a house outside De Soto. The bodies were discovered about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

The house belonged to her estranged ex-boyfriend, according to the Post.

Sheriff Oliver “Glenn” Boyer identified the woman as Lisa Cochran, 32. Her daughters were 11, 10 and 22 months.

Boyer said Cochran bought the 12-guage shotgun Aug. 29 from the Arnold Walmart and sent an email to family members before the incident with the subject line of, “goodbye.”

Read the full story on stltoday.com.

Al Mount September 07, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Why is this news ???? It was a legal purchase ???
melissa September 07, 2012 at 04:54 PM
So very heartbreaking

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