Three dead in apparent murder-suicide in Dallas

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by By STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:22 AM

Three people were found dead Tuesday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Far East Dallas, police said.

Police were called to the house about 1:15 p.m. by an elderly woman living there with her daughter and granddaughter, who had moved in after an argument with her husband.

The grandmother, who is in her 80s, said she woke up this afternoon to find her daughter, granddaughter and her granddaughter's husband shot to death inside the house in the 9600 block of Michael Lane.

Police said the husband, who had not been identified, had killed the two women with a rifle and then turned the gun on himself.

It wasn't the first time police have been called to the home.

On Sunday, a 24-year-old woman at the same address called police to report that someone she believed to be her husband had called her repeatedly despite a restraining order issued against him, a police report said. She told police she sought the order after he was arrested for assaulting her in Grand Prairie last month.

The woman said that she was told that her husband had posted a message on MySpace saying he wished "something would happen" to her, although he never made a specific threat, according to the report.

Police were previously called to the Michael Lane home in February when an altercation involving the woman turned violent. The suspect left the location, a police report said, and the woman told police she didn't wish to file assault charges. Officers gave her information about filing a protective order and left.

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