ARDMORE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a failed marriage and a child-custody fight were the likely motives in shootings that left four people dead in north Alabama.
Authorities say 43-year-old Darwin Brazier was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Limestone County on Sunday. Earlier, Brazier's ex-wife Debra Hartley Rivera and two other people were found dead at a house in Ardmore.
Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young tells news outlets a divorce and a dispute over child custody were the likely motives in the violence.
Rivera claimed in court papers that Brazier was angry she had remarried after they divorced. She asked a judge for a court order protecting her from abuse by the man, but the request was denied in April.
Authorities haven't released the names of the other two victims.