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04/14/04 - Longview

Former Judge Involved In Marshall Murder-Suicide

Authorities say a former East Texas county judge shot her husband to death before killing herself in Harrison County. It happened at a home on Highway 80, three miles east of Marshall, just before 1:30 this afternoon.

The bodies of 59 year old Lola Bell Whelan and 61 year old Bobby Whelan were found in a front bedroom at the house. Police said it appears Lola shot her husband twice with a hunting rifle, then killed herself. She was a Marion County judge from 1987 to 1990.

As of tonight, authorities say they don't know what prompted the shootings.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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