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Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

(AP) - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday.

In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night, according to the Daily World.

Guidroz says it appears Joshua Miller, 27, of New Roads accidently shot and killed his younger brother Jeremiah Miller, 25, of Ventress and then killed himself.

In Houma, Police Chief Dana Coleman says a 35-year-old man shot and killed his estranged wife, according to the Courier.

Coleman identified the man as Casey Duplantis and his estranged wife as Amanda Duplantis, 34. Authorities say the apparent murder-suicide took place just before 10 p.m. Sunday at Amanda Duplantis' home.

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