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Officials identify Montana couple killed in murder-suicide

December 20, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Montana have released the names of two 37-year-old Helena residents who died in a murder-suicide during a birthday party.

Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg said Thursday that Russell Roman and his estranged wife, Rebekah White-Roman, died of gunshot wounds Tuesday night.

Police say Russell Roman drew a gun at a birthday party, followed 37-year-old White-Roman out of her house and shot her in the front yard before turning the gun on himself.

The shooting was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.