November 22, 2011 in Nation/World

Girl, 8, is third fatality in murder-suicide

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A parent and students console each other Monday over the loss of their friends in North Carolina.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – An 8-year-old girl is the second victim of a North Carolina woman who killed her son, shot three other children who are now fighting for life and shot her ex-boyfriend before taking her own life. Guilford County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Powers said Monday that Hannaleigh Suttles died of the head wound she suffered in the shootings Sunday at her home.

Suttles was one of two children 36-year-old Mary Ann Holder took in last spring when her sister died.

Sheriff BJ Barnes said Holder left notes taking responsibility for the shootings before shooting herself to death.

Authorities say Holder also shot her nephew, her younger son and her older son’s girlfriend in the head.

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