Friday, May 20, 2011

Another father kills young daughter in murder-suicide (Meridian, Idaho)

More than likely we have an UNNAMED DAD who did this. Just like dad NICOLAS BACON, whom we have reported on before.

Meridian police investigating apparent murder-suicide involving a toddlerBy Kathleen Kreller

Meridian moviegoers left an evening’s entertainment at the Majestic 18 Cinemas in Meridian on Thursday night and were confronted with a shocking sight.

Police cars, fire trucks, forensics vans and colored sheets shielded the people from the scene of a tragedy.

Inside a red sedan, police found a man and a little girl dead from gunshot wounds.

The man, who police say was from Boise, was in his late 30s and the toddler was between 3 and 5 years old, said Meridian police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

The relationship between the man and girl was unclear. Basterrechea also declined to identify the man or child.

Both had gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle, Basterrechea said.

Police suspect the shootings occurred sometime between 4:45 and 6:30 p.m., when emergency crews were called to the parking lot of the theater off Overland Road and west of Eagle Road.

“We have no motive whatsoever,” Basterrechea said. “These are the most extreme cases our officers can deal with.”

The office of Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg will likely perform autopsies Friday. Sonnenberg’s office will release the identities of the man and child, Basterrechea said.

It was too soon Thursday to say if the case parallels a February 2010 incident in Meridian, police said.

In that incident, Nicolas Bacon shot his 8-month-old son, Bekm, and then turned the gun on himself at his West Meridian home. Nicholas Bacon and his wife had recently separated.