Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

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Posted: Sep 9, 2009 11:03 AM by Kelly Spell
Updated: Sep 9, 2009 11:08 AM
Source: WBRZ-TV

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Topics: denham springs, murder, suicide, trailer, fire

The deaths of two men in Denham Springs were ruled a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 81 year old Gary Savoie and 24 year old Gary Salpietra were discovered in a mobile home Sunday. Firefighters found them after responding to a fire.

Deputies say Salpietra shot Savoie, then used gasoline to start the fire before shooting himself. Family members say Savoie unofficially adopted Salpietra when he was a young boy. The two men lived together.

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