Apparent Murder-Suicide in Marlborough Township

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

The news of gun violence is never easy to hear, and an incident involving family members is always tragic, no matter the circumstances. In the Commonwealth, this past April, a couple in their 50s and their 12-year-old daughter were found dead in their Chester County home. All three died of gunshot wounds in an apparent double-murder suicide. Multiple shell casings were found in the home, along with a semi-automatic handgun. The family was found after the East Marlborough Township Police Department received a call to conduct a wellness check on the townhome where the family lived. It is believed that the husband killed the wife and daughter before he turned the gun on himself. A handgun was found on the floor next to the man.

Previous History of Domestic Violence Reported

It was determined that the family had experienced prior incidents of domestic violence, according to reports from local news stations. More than half of murders involve an assailant that knows their victim(s). The inability to control violent impulses, emotion, and rage are multiplied when the parties involved are family or romantic partners. These incidents can result in domestic violence charges, protection from abuse orders, or something even worse, like what appears in this tragic story. Your approach to any incident where you are accused of wrongdoing can have a significant impact on what happens next.

How to Approach a Domestic Violence Charge Appropriately

If you are facing an allegation of domestic violence or are the subject of a protection from abuse (PFA) petition, then it is important that you react to these allegations appropriately. Getting angry or trying to control another's actions are destructive and dangerous approaches to handling any allegation of wrongdoing. If the judge believes that you are a threat to your significant other or family members, then you can be forbidden from having contact with them for a significant amount of time while your case is pending. If the judge believes that you cannot be trusted, then you can find yourself sitting in jail while the judge has authority over your freedom. Make sure you seek a positive and proactive approach to improving your domestic relationships and life choices with a call to the Lento Law Firm today.

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