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Cops: Utah man kills wife, himself with kids in home

Police respond to a home in Layton, Utah, Dec. 22, 2013 where they say a man is suspected of fatally shooting his wife before killing himself. CBS affiliate KUTV

LAYTON, Utah - Police in Layton, Utah are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving a husband and wife, reports CBS affiliate KUTV.

Police said they responded to a home in Layton, about 25 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, around 1:35 a.m. Sunday on a report of a domestic argument between a couple in their 30s. When officers arrived, they found both individuals with gunshot wounds, according to the station.

Police say 39-year-old Bret Pepper is believed to have shot and killed his wife Jill Pepper, 37, before killing himself. The couple's 20-year-old daughter reportedly heard the shots and called police.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the couple’s sons, ages 10 and 13, were also home at the time. The children were reportedly taken from the home by family members.



  • Crimesider Staff

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