(Laurens-AP) February 24, 2006 - Laurens County officials say a couple found dead in a mobile home fire each died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Coroner Nick Nichols said Friday that the bodies of 52-year-old Stan Kinards and 42-year-old Georgia Coker Hughes were found when the fire was put out.
Nichols and Sheriff Ricky Chastain say the early investigation indicates the case is a murder-suicide. The weapon thought to be used in the killings was found in the bedroom.
Nichols says investigators think Kinards shot Hughes and set the house on fire before shooting himself.