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Police investigate couple found shot to death inside home

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KLTV) - Officials were called out after an East Texas couple was found shot to death inside their home early Thursday morning. The Nacogdoches Police Department says the apparent murder suicide happened on Village Gate Circle in Nacogdoches around 1:30am.

Sergeant Greg Sowell says 46-year-old Donnie Mae Edwards, died after being shot twice. Investigators also say it appears the shooter was her husband, 52-year-old Carlton Wayne Edwards. Carlton was found dead of what appeared to be a self inflicted gun shot wound. The couple's 14 and 8-year-old daughters were home at the time. A neighbor said the older daughter ran to him after she heard the first shot.

"Natalie said she heard one gun shot," said Art Wheeles, neighbor. "She grabbed her phone and she ran out of the house to come get me when she heard the second gunshot. And, that's all I know about it, so she was hysterical when she came here, I know that."

Carlton's father, Carl Edwards of Longview, said his son was taking pain and depression medication and routinely drank. The girls have been sent to stay with an older sister and grandparents in Mississippi.

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