Murder-suicide cause released in North Texas killings
POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 9:13am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:47pm
Navarro County, TX — 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.