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New Details About Apparent Double Murder-Suicide

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) - Police say autopsy results and other evidence show that a northern Kentucky man fatally shot his wife and daughter and then killed himself at their home earlier this week.

A statement from the Independence Police Department on Thursday also says gasoline was used to ignite the fire that authorities found when they responded to a 911 call.

The statement says police believe 43-year-old Seaward Padilla "did in fact" shoot 45-year-old Lori Padilla and 22-year-old Jessica Padilla on Tuesday night. All three died of gunshot wounds. Jessica's 2-year-old daughter, Jaycee, was found unharmed outside.

Emergency officials came under gunfire as they arrived at the family's two-story brick home. Police later found rounds that hit a fire truck and a house across the street.

Court records show the couple had taken out emergency protective orders against each other after alleged violent episodes late last year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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