Man kills wife, shoots himself at store

ENID, Okla. (AP) - A man whom Enid police believed fatally stabbed his wife walked into a drug store, asked to look at a shotgun, then loaded it with shells and shot himself in the head.

Officers were called to the drug store Friday after Donald Gene Lovely wounded himself. Investigators say less than 20 minutes before, his 35-year-old wife, Sherry Susan Lovely, was found stabbed to death at their home four miles away.

Captain Dean Grassino says her 17-year-old daughter was home at the time of the killing, but was in another room.

The Enid News and Eagle reports that online record showed Sherry Lovely had filed for a victim's protective order against her husband in December, but dismissed it three weeks ago. She also had filed for divorce on Dec. 3, citing incompatibility.

In the protection order, Sherry Lovely listed three children, ages 4, 8 and 17.

The protective order was dismissed Jan. 15.


Information from: Enid News & Eagle,

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