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Whitesboro, Okla., deaths ruled double homicide-suicide

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 10, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.

WHITESBORO — Authorities say three people found dead in an eastern Oklahoma house fire died as a result of a double murder-suicide.

LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said the March 3 fire in Whitesboro was intentionally set by 30-year-old Jacob Custard. The sheriff said Custard killed his mother and stepfather before setting the house on fire then shooting himself.

Seale said authorities may not be able to pinpoint a cause of death for 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz because their bodies were badly burned in the blaze.

The sheriff said Jacob Custard had a history of mental-health problems and had stopped taking his medication.

Seale said the house was destroyed in the blaze and investigators failed to determine an exact cause or origin of the blaze.

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aimee says... March 10, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

Oh, thank goodness that this person was free to buy a gun..!!! Let's all go out and buy guns so we can protect ourselves too..!!!

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Kharma says... March 10, 2014 at 11:25 p.m.

Aimee you are obviously a very angry liberal. The killer could have used a machete, axe, knife or any number of weapons to kill an 80 year old man and a woman of almost 60. He probably could have used only his bare hands. All we know now is that he used the gum on himself. BTW I have many guns with which to protect myself and would not hesitate to use one (or more) if necessary.

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aimee says... March 12, 2014 at 1:11 a.m.

Kharma:
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Good for you..!!!!
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I realize that other weapons could have been used, but the POINT is that they weren't..!!!
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I'm not angry... I just want to point out what is being supported by the NRA..!!!!

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