Nashville Man, 80, Fatally Shoots Daughter-In-Law Before Turning Gun on Himself


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NASHVILLE — The fatal shooting of two persons inside a home on Central Valley Drive is being investigated as a murder-suicide. The scene suggests that Wayne Wilson, 80, shot his daughter-in-law, Catherine Wilson, 51, before shooting himself. They were found by Wilson’s son (Catherine’s husband) inside the home where all three resided.

Wilson’s son left for work early Monday morning. He told detectives that he called them around 10:30 a.m. but no one answered. He returned home at 3:15 p.m., found his wife and father, and called police.

“They were both so loved,” Catherine Wilson’s daughter Candice Hardin, 33, told the Tennessean. “She had the biggest heart. No one’s perfect; they had their dark sides, but they’d both do anything to help you.”

“She would literally give you the shirt off her back. She would open her door to anyone. Strays just found her,” she said.

“When I left for work this morning everything was fine,” Kevin Wilson said. “I’m just numb.”

A motive for the crime remains unknown.

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