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Suspect dies in Mason County murder

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Police announced that Richard Franklin, the shooter in the case, has died from his wounds.




Kellie Franklin was shot and killed by her husband, Richard Franklin, who then shot himself.

Two teenagers were present when the disturbance began, Kellie Franklin's son and his friend. They left the scene before shots were fired.



Police have the 1900 block of North Main Street blocked off. 

Police have confirmed that is an apparent murder-attempted suicide of a husband and wife who lived in the home.

Police say they have been called to the house several times for domestic violence. This particular time, officers had to force their way into the house. When they got inside they found the wife dead, shot in the head and the husband unconscious, also shot in the head.

The couple had two children, but they were not in the home at the time. Police say the children had been there when the fight began, but left out the back door before it got violent.

Friends say the husband did a lot of work with horses and this incident surprised them.


Mason County dispatchers say Point Pleasant Police are investigating a possible murder in the 1900 block of North Main Street.

Dispatchers say the disturbance call came in around 12:30 p.m.

One person was taken to a local hospital.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.

Keep checking for updates.