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Cops: Man lured wife saying he had gifts for kids, shot her

Estranged husband then killed himself, police say

CENTER TWP., Pa. - A man who shot and killed his estranged wife and then himself had lured her outside her job at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh by saying he had Christmas presents for their children, authorities said.

Lesli Kelly, 49, of Midland, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the attack just before 4 p.m. Wednesday near the Penn State Beaver dining hall, according to Beaver County Coroner David Gabauer.

William Kelly, 52, of Aliquippa, died of a gunshot wound to the head, Gabauer said.

William Kelly approached Lesli Kelly with wrapped presents and then opened fire on her, according to Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Eric Hermick, who said he then turned the gun on himself.

"There was multiple shots fired," Hermick said. "A lot of screaming in the parking lot area. I'm assuming that may have been some frantic people that heard the gunshots. The officer heard shots fired in the parking lot, as well. When he responded, he found the two individuals deceased."

Hermick said there are indications there were domestic issues, child support issues and that the estranged husband was harassing her.


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