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UPDATE: Couple With History of Violence Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Evidence gathered by Cherokee Sheriff's Office investigators indicates Cary Landers shot and killed his wife Katherine Landers and then turned the gun onto himself.

UPDATE: Couple With History of Violence Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide
UPDATE at 3:52 p.m. June 2: The medical examiner at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab has ruled Katherine Landers' death as a homicide and the death of Cary Landers as a suicide.

ORIGINAL STORY

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning on the man and woman whose bodies were discovered Friday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab will perform autopsies on Cary Landers, 51 and wife Katherine Landers, 41, who were discovered dead in their home off Univeter Road in unincorporated Canton, the Cherokee Sheriff's Office said late Friday evening in a press release. 

Deputies with the agency were dispatched to a person down call at 1870 Woodberry Court.

The deputies found the two deceased bodies at the scene, which was determined by sheriff's office investigators to be an apparent murder-suicide. 

"Evidence at the crime scene indicates that Mr. Landers shot and killed Ms. Landers and then killed himself," sheriff's office spokesperson Lt. Jay Baker said in a press release. "Ms. Landers had a single gunshot wound to the face and Mr. Landers had a gunshot wound in his mouth."

A .380 caliber handgun investigators believed to be the weapon used was found at the scene. Baker said there was a history of violence between the couple, who had been living at the home for less than a year.

In March, Ms. Landers was charged with battery against her husband and as part of the condition of bond for the charge, she was not supposed to have contact with Landers, Baker added. 

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