Two Dead in St. Louis Murder-Suicide

ST. LOUIS (AP) __ Authorities say 41-year-old Lawrence Verble shot his wife and her teenage daughter on Thursday, then turned the gun on himself.

The girl, 16-year-old Jessica Beckwith, died. Verble’s wife, whose name has not been released, is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

A young boy who lives at the home was at school at the time of the shooting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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