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Married couple who died in Peoria murder-suicide identified

Posted at 2:39 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 17:39:04-04

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a married couple in Peoria who died in a murder-suicide last weekend.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say evidence shows 39-year-old James Donnelly fatally shot his 39-year-old wife Carin Donnelly and then turned the gun on himself.

The Sheriff's office reported receiving a call about a possible domestic dispute in northwestern Peoria around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies arrived to find a dead woman and a gravely injured man inside a home.

They say the man later identified as James Donnelly was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Sheriff's officials say the Donnellys had been married for three years.