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Three dead in ‘murder-suicide’ after snow shoveling dispute in Pennsylvania

A dispute over shoveling snow turned lethal when a person fatally shot his two neighbors earlier than taking his personal life in Pennsylvania, authorities stated.

Jeffrey Spaide, 47, shot dead his across-the-street neighbors, James Goy, 50, and his spouse, Lisa, 48, as they have been clearing snow Monday morning in Plains Township, the Citizen’s Voice reported.

“Apparently there’s been an ongoing dispute between neighbors, a few of which concerned a dispute about snow disposal and elimination,” Luzerne County First Assistant District Lawyer Sam Sanguedolce stated. 

 “They’re throughout the road from one another, and after they would take away snow they might throw it throughout the road on the different particular person’s property.”

After slaughtering the couple, Spaide went again inside his house and grabbed an AR-15-style rifle, authorities stated.

A snowplow makes its way through the storm on February 1, 2021.
A snowplow makes its method via the storm on February 1, 2021.
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“He retrieved the rifle and shot them once more,” Plains Township police Sgt. Michael Smith informed the paper.

Police stated Spaide then went again inside his house and used a 3rd rifle to kill himself.

Snow falls along Schuylkill Ave in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 1, 2021.
Snow falls alongside Schuylkill Avenue in Studying, Pennsylvania, on February 1, 2021.
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Prosecutors are investigating their deaths as an obvious murder-suicide.

The ugly incident got here as Winter Storm Orlena pounded the East Coast, dumping as a lot as 30 inches of snow in some areas.

In the meantime, an aged lady froze to loss of life in Pennsylvania after she wandered away from house in the storm.

Patricia A. Becker, 67, who had Alzheimer’s illness, was pronounced dead from hypothermia early Monday after being discovered mendacity on a avenue about 4 blocks from her Allentown house, the Morning Name reported.

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