Phoenix man charged in murder-suicide


by The Associated Press

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Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 8 at 11:55 AM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Police have arrested a Phoenix man accused of fatally shooting a woman as part of a murder-suicide plan.
Police spokesman Steve Martos said Tuesday that 44-year-old Darren Helton was booked into jail this week after being treated for injuries he sustained in the incident.
Martos says Helton faces one count each of second-degree murder and being a prohibited possessor.
Authorities say Helton shot 29-year-old Elizabeth Smith on Friday at a Phoenix apartment and then attempted suicide.
The couple lived together at the apartment.


1 dead in murder-suicide at Phoenix apartment