Apparent murder-suicide in Clinton

CLINTON, Okla. (AP) - Police in the western Oklahoma town of Clinton say a man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

Dead are 28-year-old Robbie Hawthorn and 26-year-old Joy Payne.

Police Chief David Crabtree says witnesses have told investigators Hawthorn shot Payne then himself Monday morning.

Crabtree says the two had been living together but were separating and the separation may have been the reason for the shooting.


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