Murder-suicide cause released in North Texas killings

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 8:13am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:47pm

It's now believed that a mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their North Texas home before turning the gun on herself.

Investigators are still trying to determine why 33 year-old Guadalupe Ronquillo-Ovalle killed her family late last week in an apparent murder-suicide.

According to officials, a family member discovered the bodies of Israel Alvarez, 33, and the couple's three sons ages 4,8, and 10 had been shot in the upper torso, while Ovalle had a single shot to the head.

Officials say there was no indication that Alvarez fired any shots and the killings happened just a few weeks after Alvarez was charged with family violence.

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