Former Mayor Jon Anderson, who was an AA member shot his x-wife and then killed himself in a murder-suicide.
Maybe Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous should reconsider their laid back attitude on allowing their members to discourage professional therapy and meds.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Autopsy results confirm murder-suicide theory
Police say former mayor was shooter
By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer
Preliminary autopsy results confirm earlier suspicions that former Bellevue Mayor Jon Anderson and his ex-wife, Linda Vaughan, were the victims last week of a murder-suicide perpetrated by Anderson.
“The autopsy made it clear that he was the person that committed the act and she was the victim,” Blaine County Coroner Russell Mikel said Monday. “The indication is that it was a murder-suicide.”
Mikel said both Anderson, 55, and Vaughan, 58, died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Anderson was on probation at the time of his death for a felony DUI conviction. He pleaded guilty to the crime in July and was sentenced by 5th District Court Judge Robert J. Elgee in August.
Elgee gave Anderson the minimum punishment of 30 days in jail, but suspended execution of the sentence pending the outcome of an appeal filed by Anderson’s attorney, Douglas Nelson.
Anderson was also given a suspended five-year prison sentence, placed on probation for three years, fined $1,500, had his driver’s license suspended for one year and was ordered to continue attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for at least eight months.