Man, woman dead in suspected murder-suicide

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by Andrew Michalscheck

Video report by Marie Saavedra

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 25 at 7:53 PM

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SUN LAKES, Ariz. -- A man, woman and two dogs are dead in a murder-suicide.

Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said they were contacted after a Sun Lakes man sent a text message to a friend Wednesday afternoon suggesting that he was planning to take his own life.

The friend proceeded to call MCSO.

Deputies arrived at the home around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff's detectives say 83-year-old James Radley shot 66-year-old Luigina Szajda then shot his two dogs before turning the gun on himself. 

Family friends tell investigators the pair were friends.

Neighbors tell 3TV they didn't know the man well, but would often see him walking his dogs through the neighborhood.
 

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