Deaths of couple found in Columbia home were murder-suicide

Published: Sep. 20, 2015 at 10:21 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2015 at 10:24 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner says the deaths of two people found inside a north Columbia home Sunday are the result of murder-suicide.

Coroner Gary Watts identified the couple as Marcia Hamlin-Robinson, 53, and Ralph Robinson, 59, who lived at the home on Clairton Street. Watts said both died of gunshot wounds to the head. Watts concluded Ralph shot Marcia then turned the pistol on himself.

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After receiving a 911 call, police responded to a home on Clairton Street around 5 p.m. and found the couple dead.

The circumstances surrounding the deaths are under investigation.

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