Democrat Candidate Kills His Estranged Wife

Ashley (Kimber)

This is absolutely horrific.

A Democratic candidate seeking election to the Mississippi House of Representatives was served divorce papers. That’s when he headed to a medical clinic where his wife worked as a receptionist and murdered her, before turning the gun on himself.

According to Fox News:

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said the shootings happened Tuesday at Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp after Carl Robinson received divorce papers.

“We found the shooter dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head,” Dickerson told the Daily Journal newspaper. “He and his wife were in the process of a divorce. His wife was lying on the floor near his body.”

Dickerson said Robinson, 43, shot 34-year-old Latoya Thompson before killing himself in what police are calling a murder-suicide, according to the Daily Journal. The sheriff says she died as emergency workers were trying to put her on a medical helicopter.

So tragic.

Prior to the shooting, Robinson had been gearing up for the Democratic primary on Aug. 6. He was seeking the District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

The couple lived in nearby Benton County, and a neighbor that spoke to FOX13 Memphis described Thompson as a “real nice girl” who was “friendly and would help you do anything.”

What a completely senseless act. Prayers for her family and loved ones.