- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman killed by a former in-law in a murder-suicide at a Southern California cemetery were a married couple from North Hollywood visiting a grave.

Police in Ontario say 60-year-old Misak Minasyan and 59-year-old Hripsime Minasyan were fatally shot by Karapet Kalajian Saturday at Bellevue Memorial Park.

City News Service reports the 71-year-old Kalajian had been married to the murdered woman’s sister. Investigators said Sunday that Kalajian had become estranged from the family and was distraught because Jan. 3 is the 5-year anniversary of his late wife’s death.

Detectives say Kalajian was at the Ontario cemetery when the couple arrived. Kalajian shot them with a handgun and then turned the weapon on himself.

An elderly woman who was with the couple was not harmed.

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This story corrects the spelling of the suspect’s name. It is Kalajian, not Karajan.


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