Monday, January 11, 2010

Domestic Dispute Blamed In Murder-Suicide

Authorities say they may never know the source of a domestic dispute that ended up as a murder-suicide case in Monterey on Saturday. Police say 31-year-old Aundria Padgett had gone to the North Chestnut Street home of her former boyfriend, 47-year-old Richard Mackie, and the two got into an argument while two of Padgett's children were still strapped into their car seats. Officials say Mackie apparently shot Padgett at least twice and then went inside his house and shot himself. Mackie and Padgett reportedly had at least one child together, and both had children from other relationships as well.