A family tragedy in Mesquite, where a couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Lt. Bill Hedgpeth with the Mesquite Police Department tells KRLD officers made the discovery in the home off Bandera near Belt Line and Pioneer just after midnight. When officers got to the house they found the body of a 52 year-old man upstairs, and a 46 year-old woman downstairs.
The man has been identified as Godfrey Spain who had apparently hanged himself. The woman was identified as Irene Haggerty and had signs of blunt force trauma. The couple had two children, a 15 year-old and a 7 year-old. They were not home at the time.