Ville Platte, Louisiana

From the April 18, 2007 Associated PressInternational Herald Tribune:

VILLE PLATTE, Louisiana: A woman and her estranged husband killed each other when he came to her house in spite of a restraining order, authorities said.

Brenda Ortego Prudhomme, 59, and her husband, Carroll Wayne Prudhomme, 61, shot each other Monday at the rental house where Brenda Prudhomme had moved a few weeks ago, Ville Platte police Sgt. Linton Fontenot said.

He said the couple divorcing and “it wasn’t going well” The Daily World reported Wednesday.

“He broke into her apartment and shot at her once but missed,” Fontenot said. “She ran to the utility room where he shot at her again, this time hitting her in the torso.”

She had retrieved a weapon, apparently stored in the utility room. “She returned fire, hitting him in the abdomen,” Fontenot said. Both died at a hospital.

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