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Neighbors Shocked by Death of Couple

April 2, 2006 - Posted at 12:25 CST

BRENTWOOD, Mo. (AP) _ Neighbors of a St. Louis-area couple are

reacting in shock after learning police say they died in a

murder-suicide.

Authorities say 53-year-old Roland Pena on Friday

night shot his 43-year-old wife, Jill, and then turned the gun on

himself. One of the couple's two young sons found the bodies and

ran to a neighbor's house for help.

Neighbors and friends told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the

couple had argued recently about finances and were consulting

divorce attorneys.

The two children, ages 12 and ten, are staying with relatives.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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