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Death of mother and adult son in Cape Coral ruled a murder suicide

Posted at 7:27 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 07:27:04-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- We have more details on the deaths of two people inside a Cape Coral home on Tuesday.

Police say it is been ruled a murder-suicide.

They say that 59-year-old Joanne Walpole shot the family dog, then her son, 37-year-old Michael Walpole, before turning the gun on herself.

It all happened at a home in the 2600 block of Northwest 9th Street.

Michael did have a criminal history and was a registered Sexual Offender.

We're told the dog did survive.