Clay County: Murder-Suicide
West Virginia State Police in Clay County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.
The State Police was called to a house on Darnell Hollow Road Friday morning, April 13, 2012 and found a man and his wife dead.
Troopers say Francis Bishop, age 49, was on the front porch and her husband, Erving Bishop, age 57 was in the house.
Trooper S.L. Bass says it appears Erving shot and killed his wife sometime early Friday morning and then took his own life.
Francis Bishop was shot in the back.
Trooper Bass says an eight-year-old granddaughter was in a back bedroom when it all happened.
She says she heard two loud bangs.
“It’s just one of those unfortunate events that a child of that age would have to discover something like that,“ Bass said.
Troopers say the Bishops were in the process of getting a divorce.